Qualcomm today introduced three new mobile SoCs for smartphones – Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, and the Snapdragon 425.
The Snapdragon 625 happens to be the company’s first 600-series SoC to be manufactured on a 14nm process. It features a total of eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at over 2.0GHz. It integrates the Adreno 506 GPU with OpenGL ES 3.1+, Hexagon DSP, X9 LTE modem with LTE Cat.7 network support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, 4K video capture and playback, H.265 (HEVC) support, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
Built on a 28nm process, the Snapdragon 435 chipset too utilizes eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores, each clocked at up to 1.4GHz. This chip comes with the Adreno 505 GPU, X8 LTE modem with Cat.7 network support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Quick Charge 3.0. The chipset supports 1080p video capture and cameras up to 21MP.
Finally, we have the Snapdragon 425 which happens to be a quad-core SoC and comes with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked up to 1.4GHz. It too is manufactured on a 28nm process and includes the Adreno 308 GPU. The chipset comes with the X6 LTE model with support for Cat.4 networks, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Quick Charge 2.0, 1080p video capture, and support for rear camera resolution up to 16 megapixels.
In addition to the above three smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm also released the Snapdragon Wear 2100 quad-core chipset aimed at smartwatches. The chipset is based on the Cortex-A7 architecture, with each core clocked at up to 1.2GHz. It integrates an Adreno 304 GPU, cellular connectivity, NFC, GPS, and Quick Charge 2.0. The chipset is capable of driving displays with up to 640 x 480 resolution at 60Hz.