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Qualcomm announces two new chipsets: Snapdragon 430, 617




Qualcomm, in Hong Kong, today announces two new Snapdragon processors namely the 430 and 617 chipsets that will kick things a notch higher for multimedia and connectivity of future mid-range devices. Head past the break for the list of features and improvements.

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Snapdragon 430 key specs and features:
ARM Cortex A53 octa-core CPU
X6 LTE
Cat 4 downlink speeds up to 150 Mbps
Support for 64-QAM (first in this tier)
Support for dual camera configurations and sensors up to 21MP
Adreno 505 GPU with Open GL ES3.1, Android Extension Pack, and OpenCL 2.0
Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Hexagon DSP
Support for Qualcomm Global Pass Certification program

Snapdragon 617 key specs and features:
ARM Cortex A53 octa-core CPU
X8 LTE
Cat 7 download/upload speeds up to 300/100 Mbps, respectively
Same software advances, dual-ISP, and camera architecture of Snapdragon 620 and 618
Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Hexagon DSP
Support for Qualcomm Global Pass Certification program

The company mentions that devices sporting Snapdragon 430 would arrive sometime in the second quarter of next year, while Snapdragon 617 devices could be expected before the end of 2015. For more details on these chipsets hit the source link below.

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