Three new low and mid-range Snapdragon chipsets are unveiled by Qualcomm
posted by Alan F. / Oct 17, 2016, 10:17 PM
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.
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None of them are exciting....
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 11:15 PM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 11:32 PM 0
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.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 1:18 AM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 11:51 AM 0
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It is mid tier socs..but it performs better than sd808 or even sd810...
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:57 AM 0
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Are all of these made on the 14nm process?
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 12:26 AM 0
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If it's still made on 28mm , it's a waste of time for everyone
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 1:07 AM 2
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