Three new low and mid-range Snapdragon chipsets are unveiled by Qualcomm

Three new low and mid-range Snapdragon chipsets are unveiled by Qualcomm
Qualcomm has introduced 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.

The Snapdragon 653 SoC improves the performance of the CPU and GPU of the Snapdragon 652 by 10%. The latter features an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU. 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 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.

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.

The Snapdragon 653 and 626 will be available before the end of this year. The Snapdragon 427 will launch early next year.

source: XDA



1. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

None of them are exciting....

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I remember when the Snapdragon 400 was exciting because it offered OK horsepower to battery drain. But after that one none of the entry/mid processors mattered to me.

7. Harambe unregistered

Because they didn't increase in performance in 2-3 years now. Hence no one uses them now since the performance will be the same as it was in 2013 low-end phones which is really bad for 2016 or 2017.

13. yalokiy

Posts: 1078; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Not true. SD430 is about double performance of SD400.

14. Harambe unregistered

No it doesn't.

6. Harambe unregistered

How so? The 653 will have more CPU horsepower than the 820. If that's not exciting for you, I don't know what is. Honestly I think QUALCOMM shouldn't have bothered with the 820. They should have just made the 652 on 14 nm and added the adreno 530 to it. Would be a much faster chip.

10. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

It's business..... And business means profit..

16. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Who the hell told you that the cpu in sd 653 will be more powerful than the 820?? Do some research to prove urself wrong coz I'm too tired to do so.......

17. Harambe unregistered

The 652 already scores more than the 820 in Geekbench 4 multi-core.

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Even if it does, multicore's not what determines how powerful the processor is. Rather it's the singlecore score. Sd 652's multicore might be higher due to it being an octacore chipset, and the 820 is a quadcore one. But one single core of sd 820 is nearly twice as powerfulas the 652's.

19. Harambe unregistered

That's because the 652 is made at 28 nm and clocked lower. The kirin chips show how powerful the A72 is when made at 14 nm.

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How did kirin come into discusiion? We were talking about dragons here........and sd 652 being manufactured on 28nm doesn't have anything to do with what I said. So don't stray from the point!

11. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

It is mid tier socs..but it performs better than sd808 or even sd810...

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even SD652 is already better than SD808 and SD810 :-/

3. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Are all of these made on the 14nm process?

8. Harambe unregistered

They are all made on 28 nm. Qualcomm needs to gimp the 650 series, otherwise they will be more powerful than the 820 and 821.

4. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

If it's still made on 28mm , it's a waste of time for everyone

5. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

I think still 28nm too.

15. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

650 and 652/3 are great. The 820 is pathetic.

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Even low low end samsung SOCs are 14nm

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