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Qualcomm announces three new Snapdragon chips

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 425, 435, 625 SoCs
Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC
The Snapdragon 625 is the first 14 nm FinFET chip in its class, while the 425 and 435 join the entry-level area of the market, aiming to replace the 410 and 412.

Qualcomm introduced three new chips, all "designed to deliver some of the latest premium-tier user experiences, using custom-developed technology including camera, video, gaming and connectivity, to the broader smartphone ecosystem." The new chips are these: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 435, and 625.

Although these new SoC solutions are not high-end parts, they offer support for Qualcomm Quick Charge, as well as the Hexagon DSP for power efficient audio with a sensor hub that meets Android M sensor requirements. These are other highlights:

  • Snapdragon 425: quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Adreno 308 graphics and 16 MP camera support, X6 LTE modem
  • Snapdragon 435: octa-core ARM Cortex-A53, 21 MP camera support, first in its class to integrate the X8 LTE modem with 4G+ support
  • Snapdragon 625: built using 14 nm FinFET technology, uses eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores, X9 LTE 4G+ modem, 24 MP camera support, as well as Adreno 506 graphics

The first samples should reach customers in mid-2016 while commercial devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 and 435 or the 625 should reach the market "in the second half" of this year. For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-13 (Update: 2016-02-13)