Qualcomm not just known for the high-end SoC like the Snapdragon 810, it is also known for the lower end model that are living in almost all well-known mid-range device. From the Lumia 400s, 500s, 600s, 700s and 800s series, to Android devices like the Moto G, HTC Desires and Samsung’s Galaxy Minis. Well, today, Qualcomm just added more options to the Snapdragon 400s and Snapdragon 600s series.
Alongside with the new ARM Cortex-A72 core that was announced last week, Qualcomm will be featuring it with the new Snapdragon 618 and 620 SoC. The 618 is a hexa-core while the 620 is an Octa-core. Both chips will be featuring “premium tier features previously only found in our Snapdragon 800 class products.” So things like LTE Cat, X8 LTE modems, 4K recording support and QHD display support.
Next stop is the 400s series, with the Snapdragon 415 and the Snapdragon 425. They are both octa-core, 64 bit-chips. Both are featured with an Adreno 405 GPU. Speed wise, the 415 clocks at 1.4GHz and the 425 clocks at 1.7GHz. Both will, again, get the same X8 modem of the Snapdragons 618 and 620.
With this announcement, we can expect some hardwares to be announced with these chip by the end of the second quarter of this year, if not later than that.