Qualcomm Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415 processors revealed

Posted on Feb 20 2015 - 11:40am by Yugishtha Shrivastava

Well-liked San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm is out with a new set of processors, dubbed as Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415 in an attempt to make 4G LTE a possibility for devices of all price ranges. They have stated that these processors would make way to “high-performance and high-volume mobile devices.”

Since Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is the most preferred chip for Android processors, this indirectly means that we have some really qualified hardware configurations even in the low-budget sector knocking door. Let us have a look at the four processors individually.

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Snapdragon 620 & 618

  • X8 LTE modem with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbps
  • Support for dual ISP camera, 4K video capture and playback, HEVC hardware encoding
  • Next-generation Qualcomm Adreno graphics
  • Support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 620 includes 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPUs and Cortex-A53 cores and Hexa-core Snapdragon 618 packs two ARM Cortex-A72 cores paired with quad Cortex-A53 CPUs
  • Qualcomm Hexagon DSP sensor engine with support for real-time, always-on motion, location, health and environmental sensing
  • Support for high-fidelity 192kHz/24bit music playback
  • Superior battery performance

Snapdragon 415

  • X5 LTE modem with 4G LTE Cat 4 supported
  • Supports full HD 1080p capture and playback
  • Eight 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores and Adreno 405 GPU

Snapdragon 425

  • X8 LTE modem with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbps
  • Eight 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs with Adreno 405 GPU
  • Support for Full HD 1080p playback and hardware HEVC decode, as well as dual-ISP camera and high-fidelity audio

While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor could come in the first half of the year, the other three processors – Snapdragon 620, Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 425 processors, would go on floors in the second half of this year.  With all these features on board, the new chipsets seem well-equipped for the 4G LTE connectivity that the future has in store.

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