Snapdragon Announces Mid/low Range SoCs
Qualcomm has today announced its much awaited mid and low range chipsets for 2016. The Snapdragon 625, 425 and 435 which are slated to come with marked improvements over their predecessors will be more powerful and energy efficient than SoCs from previous years.
These new SoCs which are expected to power handsets around the globe in the coming year support LTE , 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO, dual camera ISPs and the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP for more efficient audio and sensor performance and monitoring. They also support all of Android 6.0 Marshmallow‘s sensor requirements and Quick-Charge technology.
The Snapdragon 625 in particular is an interesting proposition as it is the first chipset from the 600 series to be built using the 14nm process.This chipset comes with eight Cortex-A53 cores to be clocked at over 2Gh. It also comes equipped with an Adreno 506 GPU to take care of graphics intensive tasks.
Qualcomm has also claimed this chipset while being high on performance will still be 35% better than last year’s 617 when it comes to energy efficiency.