Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430
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Qualcomm announced two new processors earlier today, namely the Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430. Both will equip mid-range devices and, if everything goes as planned, they should hit the market just in time for the holiday season.
Qualcomm did not unveil all the details yet, but the highlights of both chips are now public:
- Snapdragon 617 - eight Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.5 GHz, Adreno 405 graphics, Hexagon 546 DSP, dual-ISP for up to 21 MP, X8 LTE with Cat 7 speeds
- Snapdragon 430 - eight Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.2 GHz, Adreno 505 graphics, Hexagon 536 DSP, dual-ISP for up to 21 MP, X6 LTE with Cat 4 speeds
In addition to the above, both chips are the first ones in their tier to offer Quick Charge 3.0 support. According to Qualcomm, this new technology offers up to 4 times the charging speeds of traditional USB charging.
The first of these two new chips that should hit the market is the Snapdragon 617, but there is no detailed information on its availability yet. Qualcomm only mentioned that this chip "is expected in devices by the end of 2015" and nothing more.