Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 processors

Qualcomm has introduced four new Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The new lineup includes Snapdragon 620, Snapdragon 618, Snapdragon 425 and Snapdragon 415.

The company claims to enhance user experience and connectivity of mobile deviceswith these processors. The Snapdragon 620, 618 and 425 processors are expected to start shipping in the second half of 2015.

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The Snapdragon 620 and Snapdragon 618 are integrated with 64-bit ARM Cortex A-72 CPUs and the X8 LTE modem, while the  Snapdragon 425 and Snapdragon 415 processors both feature octa-core CPUs.

The Snapdragon 415 processor integrates X5 LTE, supporting download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, while the Snapdragon 425 doubles LTE download and upload speeds with the X8 LTE modem.

The Snapdragon 620 and 618 processors features a dual ISP camera, 4K video capture and playback, HEVC hardware encoding, richer gaming with next-generation Qualcomm Adreno graphics and advanced Wi-Fi connectivity.

Key features:

# LTE Cat 7 modem supporting 2×20 MHz Carrier Aggregation for data speeds of up to 300 and 100 Mbps. Single SKU global multimode LTE design capable of LTE Broadcast, LTE dual SIM, and VoLTE.

# The 64-bit Cortex-A72 CPUs enables fast responsiveness, application loading, web browsing and file access. Snapdragon 620 combines 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPUs and Cortex-A53 cores; Snapdragon 618 is configured with two ARM Cortex-A72 cores paired with quad Cortex-A53 CPUs.

# The next-generation Qualcomm Adreno GPU is designed so users can experience more realistic scenes and graphics for a enhanced mobile gaming experience at lower power.

# It has high quality camera with dual Image Signal Processors (ISP) supporting twin 13MP cameras, gyro image stabilization, enhanced autofocus and local tone mapping to improve image quality beyond HDR.

# It can capture 4K video and playback with HEVC (H.265), along with support for Quad HD (2K) displays and wireless streaming full HD.

# Dedicated Qualcomm Hexagon DSP sensor engine minimizes the need for an external sensor hub, supporting high performance at much lower power.

# Qualcomm Immersive Audio allows immersive audio experience and also supports High-Fidelity 192kHz/24bit music playback.


Vishal Kawadkar



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