Qualcomm has announced three new low and mid-range chipsets today, the Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427. The company also announced that over the last year, there has been over 400 manufacturer designs based on the Snapdragon 600 series chipsets. 300 models have already been released, while 100 are upcoming. Now, let’s take a look at the new chips.
First of all, The Snapdragon 653 SoC comes 10 %performance improvements of the CPU and GPU of the over Snapdragon 652 as per company’s claim. The Snapdragon 653 continues to use a 4xA72 + 4xA53 core combination on a 28 nm process with an Adreno 510 GPU and LPDDR3 RAM, like the Snapdragon 652 before it, however it increases the clock speed of the A72 cores to 1.95 GHz and has support for 802.11ac MU-MIMO. The amount of RAM supported by the new chip doubles its predecessor, going from 4GB of RAM to 8GB on the new chipset. The Snapdragon 653 SoC carries the new X9 LTE modem, and comes with Qualcomm’s Clear Sight for dual camera support.
The Snapdragon 626 chipset replaces the Snapdragon 625, which carries an octa-core 2GHz CPU. The Snapdragon 626 also continues to use an 8xA53 core configuration on a 14 nm process with an Adreno 506 and USB 3.0 support, but it increases the clock speed to 2.2 GHz and has support for Bluetooth 4.2. The new chip adds supports for dual cameras and is equipped with the X9 LTE modem. The signal boosting technology TruSignal is on board.
The Snapdragon 427 SoC is coming to replace the Snapdragon 425 chipset. The X9 LTE modem found on the Snapdragon 427 is a big improvement over the X6 LTE modem employed on the older model. That means that the new chip will support LTE Cat.7. Clear Sight is also on board, allowing for the use of dual cameras on lower-end handsets. The Snapdragon 427 is the first chip in the 400 series to be equipped with the TruSignal signal strengthening technology.
The are few similarities found in all these processors. All three new models will come with Quick Charge capabilities. This will help consumers find phones in most pricing tiers that will offer rapid charging of the battery inside each handset.
As per report, the Snapdragon 653 and 626 will be available before the end of this year. The Snapdragon 427 will launch early next year. We will see all these chipsets very soon in new devices from various brands. There are lot of optimisations made by qualcumm to improve the overall experience that we can feel definitely in new devices.