Qualcomm 800 and 600 Are Its Newest Snapdragon Processors
Qualcomm today announced its next-generation Snapdragon processors, called the 800 and 600. The 800 is intended for use in premium smartphones and tablets, while the 600 is intended for high-end handsets. The 800 is based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 line with a 28nm processes, and in quad-core configurations can be clocked at speeds up to 2.3GHz per core while delivering a 75% improvement in power efficiency. The cores are asynchronous, so they can handle different tasks and different power levels separately. The 800 line also includes e Adreno 330 GPU, which makes improvements in graphics powers compared to the previous generations chip. The 600 uses the Krait 300 quad-core CPU with speeds up to 1.9GHz and a new speed enhanced Adreno 320 GPU. Both support the latest combo modems, including LTE 4G, and various 3G technologies. Both chips are already sampling and should be available by the middle of 2013.
Qualcomm Intros New Snapdragon CPUs and LTE Modems
Qualcomm today announced a series of new application processors for mobile devices, including the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415. Both the Snapdragon 600 series and 400 series receive new features previously reserved for higher-class processors.
Qualcomm Renames 600 Series Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm has changed the names of two 600 series Snapdragon processors. Specifically, the Snapdragon 620 and Snapdragon 618 will now be called the Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650.
Qualcomm's Latest Snapdragons Target Mid- and Entry-Level Phones
Qualcomm announced two new additions to its family of Snapdragon processors, the Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430. The chips will bring new features to inexpensive and volume handsets.
ARM Shows Off Cortex A72 Core
ARM has revealed the Cortex A72, its next-generation CPU core for high-end processors. The A72 builds on the foundation laid by the Cortex A57 core, ARM's current high-end processor.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.