Qualcomm announces new set of Snapdragon SoCs equipped with LTE

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 chipsets in their Snapdragon 600 and 400 lineup. All these chips have LTE support, including Global Mode RF360 support. Few months back it has given us a roadmap of future processors.


Coming to the first chip, i.e. Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 which is an octa-core chip with 4 ARM Cortex A72 CPUs and 4 ARM Cortex A53, and the next up is Qualcomm Snapdragon 618 which is a hexa-core chip with 2 ARM Cortex A72 CPUs and 4 ARM Cortex A53 and CPUs. Both the chips has integrated X8 LTE, with Global Mode LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSPA+, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/and supports Cat 7 with speed of  up to 300 Mbps down/100 Mbps up via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD. They also do have 4K capability and can support Miracast upto 1080p.


Coming to Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 and 415, which are octa-core chips with 8 ARM Cortex A53 64-bit CPUs. Both the chips use Adreno 405 as it’s GPU. The octa core Snapdragon 425 which has a clock speed of 1.7 GHz also supports integrated X8 LTE with Cat 7 speed upto 300 Mbps. It also supports FHD display and 1080 playback at 30fps while on the other hand the Snapdragon 415 SoC has a clock speed of 1.4 GHz  and supports an integrated X5 modem with Cat 4 download speed upto 150 Mbps. It also supports 720p HD display and 1080 playback at 30fps. Both the chips support Bluetooth version 4.1.

These chips are not yet available in market and are expected to hit the market very soon. The Snapdragon 620, 618 and 425 processors are expected to be in commercial devices in the second half of 2015.

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