Qualcomm, one of the most well-known manufacturers of mobile processors, has just announced the expansion of its offering of four new chips. The Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 processors are designed for budget devices specifically designed for emerging markets.
Qualcomm is currently struggling with big problems. First, Samsung’s resignation from its flagship Snapdragon 810 processor, and then one billion dollars in fines, which it will have to pay to the Chinese government for abusing its dominant market position. The company has to make up for these losses, so it is preparing to launch four completely new systems.
The Snapdragon 415, 425, 618, and 620 processors are designed for budget devices that are most commonly purchased in developing countries. All of the presented layouts support 4G LTE connectivity, which means that even a cheap smartphone will offer us fast access to a global network, allowing us to enjoy the full potential of the network.
The Snapdragon 415 is the successor to the 410 and is a 64-bit system of eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores, featuring an Adreno 405 graphics unit supporting 720p resolution.
Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 425 will provide support for high-definition cameras and will also feature better power-saving features. We also have the Adreno 405 graphics and support for 1080p video playback with hardware HEVC decoding.
The Snapdragon 620 will be based on the new ARM Cortex-A72 cores and the new Adreno graphics unit. We will find support for Ultra HD video recording and quad-core playback, as well as LPDDR3 Dual Channel memory and dual image processor supporting dual-camera 13MP. Gyroscopic image stabilization and extended autofocus have not been forgotten either. The seventh category modem installed in it will download files at 300 Mbit and send them at 100 Mbit.
The 618 model, which will be a six-core version of the Snapdragon 620, is equipped with two 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores.