New Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212 chipsets offer incremental improvements

New Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212 chipsets offer incremental improvements
Qualcomm has unveiled two new chipsets today. The Snapdragon 412 SoC and the Snapdragon 212 SoC are slight improvements over the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210 chipsets that they replace. The Snapdragon 212 is an entry-level chip set that will find usage in the lowest priced smartphones, while the Snapdragon 412 will be found in mid-range handsets.

Let's start with the Snapdragon 412 SoC. Qualcomm has raised the maximum clock speed on the 64-bit capable Corex-A53 cores to 1.4GHz. And while the Adreno 306 continues to handle graphics, it too is running faster as compared to the clock speeds employed on the SD-410. The latter ran its four Cortex-A53 cores at a max of 1.2GHz. Manufactured using the same 28nm process as it predecessor, the Snapdragon 412 supports screens with a resolution of 1200 x 1920. The chipset also features QuickCharge 2.0, and can handle video playback from 13MP cameras. It also offers X5 LTE connectivity (Cat.4, 150Mbps), along with support for Wi-Fi, b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0.

The Snapdragon 212 bumps the clock speed of the four Cortex-A7 cores to 1.3GHz from the 1.1GHz used on the Snapdragon 210. The Adreno 304 GPU returns, and the chipset is built using the 28nm process just like the SD-210. The new chipset supports screens with a resolution of 720p, and will also handle 1080p video in H.264 and H.265. Devices powered with this chip can employ up to an 8MP camera. Connectivity options include Cat.4 LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1+ BLE, USB 2.0 and Quick Charge 2.0.

Both chips should soon find their way inside upcoming handsets.


source: Qualcomm via GSMArena

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21 Comments

1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

412 sounds good for android wear.

5. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Would be much better for Android wear if they used a smaller processor. 28nm is double the size of the the one in my S6. Qualcomm should have used 21nm

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes, Qualcomm should use better manufacturing procedure for android wear SOC but they won't. There flagship SOC is on 20nm right now, in future there lower SOC will move to 14/20nm when there flagship SOC is in 10nm (so probably late 2017). Qualcomm should use 14nm for 800 series, 16nm/20nm for 600 series and 20nm(better)/28nm for 400 series, but I highly doubt that they will.

9. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Incoming 812

2. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

come on qualcomm bring on 820 already im totally pissed with sl*tty s6 apart from camera i see no good thing in it to call as a flagship my first flagship samsung really let me down motorola and sony are way better even lg is good but samsung just made their flagship crap by the 5.1.1 update to such an extent that i had to flash cyanogen mod never wanna buy a samsung phone in near future

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You full of it the 1st update to 5.1.1 did make it slower than the 5.0.2 but not to what you try to make out and then way faster than any other flagship phone this year using 808 or 810 and you in dream land if you think that not the case, then Samsung came out with the 2nd update that fixes ram and battery and any small lag problems there was and I now got my 70,000 score back and it's now supper fast and themes are turned on in 5 sec, so I can only think you got a very bad network update and that not Samsung doing it, where did you get your phone from???

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If you using the (f) ver flash your phone to g925fxxu2boge, this is 100% good firmware, if you on a usa network ver, I have no idea, sorry to say

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That for the edge, but there is also one for the normal s6, get back to me if you need that info

18. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

i own s6 not edge well is there any remedy given by samsung for this phone yet to make it as good as new if there is then plz tell me

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

as good as new? try factory reset

19. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

those updates were not much helpful they fixed ram issues a bit but not much and when i buy a flagship i except it to be way ahead of all in most of things as far as antutu goes i dont give a damn as ive seen phones do better in rral world with mediocre antutu score like the asus zenfone 2

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

400s should be the low end. Theyre far too slow to be considered midrange.

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes 400 low range, 600 mid range and 800 high range. I don't know who uses 200. They should also change manufacturing process, 14nm for 800 series, 16nm/20nm for 600 series and 20nm(better)/28nm for 400 series. I don't know who's using 16 and 20nm fabs of TMC, but if no one than qualcomm should up the game, we are stuck on 28nm for too long.

6. SayMobile

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

the snapdragon 410 on the moto g(2015) already runs at 1.4GHz and supports its 13 MP camera, how is the snapdragon 412 different and more capable then !

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

May be smaller manufacturing process, may be 20nm.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

412 still use 28nm (source: newer article from this site)

17. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Quick Charge 2.0

11. drazwy

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

But does it run any cooler?

15. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nope it's simply no improvement at all 410 can run on 1.4 as well.

14. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I hope the Snapdragon 420 is next just for the weed jokes

16. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Snapdragon 420 with overheating problem... Lol

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