Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon chipsets 415, 425, 618 and 620. These chipsets are mainly for mid and low range that truly fuels it and powers the majority of devices out there. Qualcomm knows this better than most and is working hard to keep up with market demands and offer feature rich, affordable silicon at budget-friendly price.
Snapdragon 415 and 425 both of them replace the quad-core design of the 400 series with a more capable eight-core Cortex A53 setup. Both support 64-bit and support the ARMv8 instruction set and are based on current 28nm manufacturing technology. Quick-charge 2.0, as well as dual image signal processors (ISPs)also support both chips, which are supposed to allow much better cameras in mid-ranged devices.
Graphics has been also enhanced Adreno 405, which is not only more powerful than the Adreno 306 in the Snapdragon 410, but also does offer hardware decoding for 1080p H.264 video and an external display resolution support of up to 1080p. The main difference between the 425 and 415 models is the LTE modem. 415 suppots lower end which is X5 LTE modem, offering Cat. 4 speeds of up to 150Mbps, while the 425 chipset comes with a X8 modem with 300Mbps speed.
The 600 series models 610 and 615 bring even more innovation to the family line. Both new chips use the brand new Cortex A72 cores, that are said to be twice as powerful than the A57. The two chips also come with what is described as a “next-generation Qualcomm Adreno GPU” with 4K video recording. 618 and 620 models are both equipped with X8 LTE modems, capable of 300Mbps downloads and are built using a 28nm manufacturing process. The difference between the two chips is that the 618 comes with a hexa-core setup, whereas the 620 is octa-core.