Qualcomm intros Snapdragon 625, 435 and 425 processors
Along with the new Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC for wearables, Qualcomm also announced three new processors for mobile devices – the Snapdragon 625, 435 and 425.
The three new Snapdragon processors support LTE connectivity with carreir aggregation, Snapdragon All Mode, 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, dual camera image signal processors (ISPs), Qualcomm TruSignal technology for improved call reliability, Qualcomm Hexagon DSP for power efficient audio with sensor hub, and Qualcomm Quick Charge.
The Snapdragon 625, being the leader of the pack, is the first in its class to use 14 nm FinFET technology allowing a 35 percent reduction in power consumption compared to the previous generation. It has an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, X9 LTE modem (4G+), Adreno 506 GPU with Vulkan API support, and support for 4K video recording and dual high-resolution cameras.
The Snapdragon 435 features an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 505 GPU, and X8 LTE modem (4G+) with 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation. It supports 1080p user interface at 60fps, dual ISPs for 21MP photos, and hybrid auto-focus.
Last, but not the least, is the entry-level Snapdragon 425, the successor to the Snapdragon 410 and 412. It packs a 64-bit, quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 308 GPU, and X6 LTE modem with 2×10 MHz carrier aggregation. It supports dual ISPs for 16MP photos and HD display at 60 fps.
The new Snapdragon processors are expected to be sampling to customers in mid-2016 and are expected in commercial devices in the second half of this year.