Qualcomm Fully Reveals the Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm today unveiled the Snapdragon 820 processor, a top-of-the-line chip bound for flagship handsets and tablets. The 820 features a Qualcomm-designed, 64-bit quad-core Kryo processor. In past chips, Qualcomm used ARM designs; the Kryo is its own and supports clock speeds up to 2.2 GHz. Qualcomm says the Kryo CPU delivers twice the power and efficiency of the Snapdragon 810 thanks to its 14nm process. The 820 is paired with a number of companion elements that boost its overall capabilities, including the Hexagon 680 digital signal processor, Spectra image signal processor, Adreno 530 GPU, X12 LTE modem with support for LTE-U, and advanced tri-band WiFi. The 820 adds QuickCharge 3.0, which Qualcomm says is four times faster than conventional charging and 38% more efficient than QuickCharge 2.0. Qualcomm expects to see the Snapdragon 820 in handsets next year.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
May 8, 2017
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.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Jun 27, 2017
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.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Nov 4, 2015
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.
Qualcomm Updates the Snapdragon 600 and 400 Series
Jun 26, 2018
Qualcomm today announced three new Snapdragon processors, one in the 600 series and two in the 400 series. All three systems-on-a-chip make strides in efficiency, performance, and battery life, while also introducing advanced modem features and artificial intelligence.