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's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
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.