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Qualcomm releases next gen processors for mobile devices

Qualcomm just announced the four new members of its mobile chipset family -- Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, and the Snapdragon 425 and the Snapdragon Wear 2100. While the Snapdragon 820 is yet to make an appearance on the flagships of 2016, these new processors will make it to phones in the second half of this year

tech Updated: Feb 12, 2016 14:38 IST
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon  processors will make it to phones in the second half of this year
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon processors will make it to phones in the second half of this year

Qualcomm just announced the four new members of its mobile chipset family -- Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, and the Snapdragon 425 and the Snapdragon Wear 2100. While the Snapdragon 820 is yet to make an appearance on the flagships of 2016, these new processors will make it to phones in the second half of this year.

According to the company, “the advancements and innovations inside these mobile processors are designed to support better experiences, higher performance, and longer battery life.”

All the chipsets include support for LTE with carrier aggregation, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, dual camera ISPs, Qualcomm Hexagon DSP (digital signal processor) for audio and a sensor hub, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

In-depth specifications

The Snapdragon 625 can accommodate up to 24-megapixel camera with Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP), 4K recording and 1900x1200 display at 60 frames per second(fps) or 1080 pixels.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 can support up to a 16-megapixel camera with Dual Image Sensor Processing and 1080p video recording. However, it can only play up to 1280x800 display at 60fps or 720p.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 can play 1080p video and house a camera up to 21-megapixel besides the similar abilities of the previous two.

The Snapdragon Wear 2100, is 30 percent smaller than the Snapdragon 400 (used on most smartwatches), and consumes 25 percent less power than it. The connectivity is over Bluetooth, LTE, and WiFi.