Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 SoCs; Expect More Phones With Dual-camera
New Qualcomm SoCs--Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427-- now support dual-cameras.
New Qualcomm SoCs--Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427-- now support dual-cameras. (Image: Reuters)
Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon processors-- Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427—with Quick Charge 3.0 enabled. The new SoCs now support dual camera modules and offers X9 LTE, with Cat 7 downlink speeds up to 300Mbps and Cat 13 uplink speeds up to 150Mbps.
“It is designed to provide users with a 50 percent increase in maximum uplink speeds over the X8 LTE modem,” said the company in a release.
Other upgraded modem features include LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation with up to 2x20 MHz in the downlink and uplink, support for 64-QAM in the uplink and Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec on VoLTE calls.
The Snapdragon 653 processor not only features an increase in CPU and GPU performance over the Snapdragon 652, but also doubles the addressable memory (RAM) from 4GB to 8GB. It is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 650 and 652.
The Snapdragon 626 features a CPU performance increase over the Snapdragon 625. It also features Qualcomm TruSignal antenna boost, designed to improve signal reception in congested areas. The Snapdragon 626 is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 625, and software compatible with the Snapdragon 425, 427, 430, and 435 processors.
The Snapdragon 427 delivers a CPU and GPU performance increase over the Snapdragon 425. It is the first chipset to bring TruSignal to the Snapdragon 400 tier of processors.
The Snapdragon 427 is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 425, 430 and 435, and software compatible with Snapdragon 625 and 626. The new SoCs are expected to be commercially available by the end of 2016.