Qualcomm Launches Four New Snapdragon Processors

The popular family of Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm is extended now with four of them, one of which is specifically developed for the upcoming smartwatches.

Most smartphones at these latitudes are equipped with processors of Snapdragon-type from the company Qualcomm. They are available in all price ranges and types of specifications right down to the absolute cheapest smartphones to the top models from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Microsoft and others.
A market, there is a great deal of growth in terms of smartphones, is price friendly models in the mid-range. Here are many of these models are typically equipped with processors from Qualcomm, such as Snapdragon 400, 410 and 415.

Lightning-fast mobile data with up to 1000 Mbit/s

Now it’s time for an update of the processors in this class with the three new models Snapdragon, Snapdragon 435 and 425 Snapdragon 625. Common to the three processors is that they store on a lightning-fast modem for mobile data over the 4 g/LTE, where the theoretical speed is called the whole 1,000 Mbit/s via the so-called “carrier aggregation” technology. It corresponds to the speed, also known as LTE Cat. 16.

By way of comparison saves the latest Snapdragon 820-topprocessor for the upcoming top models “only” on LTE Cat. 12 with up to 600 Mbit/s in download, which, however, is more than enough for any purpose.On the front is, therefore, made significant improvements with Qualcomm’s processors, but it is not at all.

The three new processors have the following specifications:

Snapdragon 425:

  • CPU: 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 (4 x up to 1.4 GHz)
  • Graphics chip: Adreno 308
  • Camera resolution: Up to 16 megapixels
  • Video resolution: Up to 1080 p (Full HD)
  • Screen resolution: Up to 800 x 1,280 pixels (60 fps)
  • Ladeteknologi: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
  • Data rate: Up to 150 Mbit/s in download and 75 Mbit/s in upload (LTE Cat. 4)
  • WiFi-technology: Up to 802 .11ac with MU-MIMO
  • RAM technology: LPDDR3 (667 MHz)
  • USB standard: USB 2.0

 

Snapdragon 435:

  • CPU: 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 (8 x up to 1.4 GHz)
  • Graphics chip: Adreno 505
  • Camera resolution: Up to 21 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080 p (Full HD)
  • Screen resolution: 1,280 x 1,920 pixels (60 fps)
  • Ladeteknologi: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Data rate: Up to 300 Mbit/s in download and 100 Mbit/s in upload (LTE Cat 7)
  • WiFi-technology: Up to 802 .11ac with MU-MIMO
  • RAM technology: LPDDR3 (800 MHz)
  • USB standard: USB 2.0

 

Snapdragon 625:

  • CPU: 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 (8 x up to 2.0 GHz)
  • Graphics chip: Adreno 506
  • Camera resolution: Up to 24 Megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1440 p (4 k)
  • Screen resolution: 1,200 x 1900 pixels (60 fps)
  • Ladeteknologi: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Data rate: Up to 300 Mbit/s in download and 100 Mbit/s in upload (LTE Cat 7)
  • WiFi-technology: Up to 802 .11ac with MU-MIMO
  • RAM technology: LPDDR3 (933 MHz)
  • USB standard: USB 3.0

New small and power efficient processor for smartwatches

Android Wear-smartwatches has so far mostly been equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, 400-originally intended for phones. That is why the last news a new processor is only created for the purpose of seating in the upcoming smartwatches.

The processor goes under the name Snapdragon Wear 2100 and created to be able to handle all the tasks expected of the next generation smartwatches.
This means that the first and foremost is 30% smaller than current processors in smartwatches, so expect both thinner and more elegant smartwatches in the future. At the same time, it uses 25% less power, which is a great advancement in smartwatches, who typically do not keep more than 1-2 days.

The processor comes in two different versions: A version with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and then there is a Second Edition, which also have an LTE/4 g modem, so you are not dependent on your smartphones to be within reach. The specifications of the smartwatch processor reads as follows:

Snap dragon Wear 2100:

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A7 (4 x up to 1.2 GHz)
  • Graphics chip: Adreno 304
  • Maximum screen resolution: 640 x 480 pixels (60 fps)
  • Ladeteknologi: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
  • Data rate: Up to 150 Mbit/s in download and 50 Mbit/s in upload (LTE Cat. 4)
  • WiFi-technology: Up to 802 .11n
  • RAM technology: LPDDR3 (400 MHz)
  • USB standard: USB 2.0

Qualcomm also writes in his blog post, that the four new processors are expected in new products from the second half by 2016.