Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 chipsets with 64-bit computing
The chip maker Qualcomm has been surfacing in several rumors and leaks as many of the upcoming Android biggies are likely to arrive with the Snapdragon 810. This upcoming chipset is in production process and it is based on the 14nm technology that makes it exciting. It appears like Qualcomm has shifted its focus on the low end and mid range market segment as the firm has come up with a slew of affordable silicon with many features – Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620.
These new chipsets are aimed at adding more value to the affordable devices by equipping them with advanced technology. Qualcomm has announced that these new chipsets are given high end features.
Talking about the Snapdragon 415 and 425 chipsets, they replace the usual quad-core design of the existing SoCs in the 400 series with a powerful octa-core Cortex A53 processor. Both the chipsets support 64-bit computing and are based on the 28nm manufacturing technology. They include the support for Quick Charge 2.0, better cameras and dual image signal processors in mid range devices.
Furthermore, the new Snapdragon 415 and 425 chipsets are teamed up with Adreno 405 graphics chips that are powerful in comparison to the Adreno 306 GPU in the Snapdragon 410. Also, they support up to 1080p external display resolution. The difference between the newly announced 415 and 425 silicon is that the former supports X5 LTE modem with Cat 4 that is capable of rendering download speeds up to 150 Mbps. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 425 SoC supports X8 modem that supports up to 300 Mbps speeds.
Coming to the Snapdragon 600 series chipsets, they are more innovative with as they are based on the Cortex A72 processor that is claimed to be two folds powerful than the A57 cluster. These are also 64-bit chipsets and they use big.LITTLE architecture that is desired to maintain a balance between optimal power and performance.
Qualcomm has specified that the Snapdragon 618 and 620 chipsets feature the next generation Adreno graphics cards, but there is no information regarding the same. Both the chipsets come with X8 LTE modem with support for speeds up to 300 Mbps and they are based on 28nm manufacturing process. They add other features such as 4K video capture and playback ability and 4K H.265 hardware decoding. The major difference between these two chipsets is that the 618 is a hexa core one with two Cortex A72 and four A53 clusters, whereas the 620 is an octa core chipset with four A72 and four A53 clusters.