Qualcomm today announced the successors to the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210 processors that it announced in September last year. The new Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212 processors aren’t a major upgrade over their predecessors, but bring a subtle increase in performance along with a new integrated modem.
The Snapdragon 412 comes with four Cortex-A53 cores and the Adreno 306 GPU, identical to the Snapdragon 410. The only major difference is the higher 1.4GHz standard clock speed, a 200MHz increase over the Snapdragon 410. It comes with the integrated X5 LTE modem (up to 150Mbps download speeds), Full HD capture and playback, 720p playback with H.265 (HEVC), Quick Charge 2.0 with up to 3A out, and support for up to 13MP resolution cameras.
Unlike the Snapdragon 412, the Snapdragon 212 is a 32-bit SoC and features four Cortex-A7 cores and the Adreno 304 GPU. Standard clock speed is 1.3 GHz, again up 200MHz over its predecessor. It too comes standard with the Qualcomm X5 LTE modem, Wi-Fi b/g/n/, Bluetooth 4.1+ LE, USB 2.0, and support for Quick Charge 2.0. The chipset is also capable of Full HD video capture and supports cameras up to 8MP resolution.
Both chipsets are manufactured on a 28nm process. The first devices featuring these new chipsets are expected to arrive soon.