Qualcomm has announced three new Processors into the market – Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 425 and Snapdragon 435. The Snapdragon 625 is an Octa-Core processor which is launched with integrated X9 LTE modem and is one of the first in its class to use 14nm FinFET technology. The other two SoC’s are bit low powered and the Snapdragon 435 comes with Octa-Core SoC based on 28nm process technology. It has an integrated X8 LTE modem.
The Snapdragon 625 SoC supports up to 1080p display and UI up to 1900 x 1200 at 60fps. The Snapdragon 435 supports up to 1080p display and UI up to 1080p at 6 fps, Snapdragon 425 supports up to 720p display and UI up to 1280 x 800 at 60 fps. All three SoC’s support Qualcomm Quick Charge, the 425 supports Qualcomm Quick charge 2.0, the Snapdragon 625 and 435 supports Quick charge 3.0.
Specifications of Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953):
- 2GHz x 8 ARM Cortex A53 CPUs
- 933MHz LPDDR3 memory, eMMC 5.1, SD 3.0 (SDCC)
- Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.1+
- Cat 7 speeds of up to 300 Mbps down/150 Mbps up via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD
- Supports Display up to 1080p and UI up to 1900×1200 at 60fps
- Camera support is up to 24 MP camera Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
- Video – 4K capture and playback, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
The Snapdragon 435 supports up to 21MP camera with Dual Sensor processor and Video capture and playback up to 1080p. The Snapdragon 425 SoC supports up to 16MP camera with Dual Image sensor processor or ISP and is Video recording along with Playback is up to 1080p.
All three Qualcomm processors, Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 425 and Snapdragon 435 will be available in the market from mid-2016 and are expected to be used in commercial devices from second half of this year.