Next generation Snapdragon series from Qualcomm

NEW DELHI:  Global semi-conductor company Qualcomm has introduced four new Snapdragon chipsets for mobile devices – Snapdragon 620, Snapdragon 618, Snapdragon 425 and Snapdragon 415.

“The 600-series chips offer enhanced performance with integrated 64-bit ARM Cortex A72 CPUs and the new X8 LTE modem. Snapdragon 620 combines 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPUs and Cortex-A53 cores while Snapdragon 618 is configured with two ARM Cortex-A72 cores paired with quad Cortex-A53 CPUs,” a release said.

The Snapdragon 620, 618 and 425 processors are expected to be available in commercial devices in the second half of 2015.

The 400-series processors are the first ones in the range to feature octa-core CPUs.

The Snapdragon 620 and 618 processors include features previously only available in the Snapdragon 800 tier, including dual ISP camera, 4K video capture and playback, HEVC hardware encoding, better gaming performance with next-generation Qualcomm Adreno graphics and advanced Wi-Fi connectivity, as per Qualcomm.

According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 425 offers twice the speed on LTE networks with its X8 LTE modem and supports advanced camera features with dual ISPs and high-fidelity audio. The Snapdragon 415 processor integrates X5 LTE, supporting download speeds of up to 150Mbps. The Snapdragon 415 chipset is in testing and expected to be in commercial devices in first half of 2015.

 

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