Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 SoCs with X9 LTE modem, Quick Charge 3.0 support announced


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Qualcomm just announced Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 SoCs at the Qualcomm 2016 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong. The Snapdragon 653 is the successor of Snapdragon 652 offering 10% improved performance compared to the predecessor, Snapdragon 626 is the successor of Snapdragon 625, offering 10% improved performance compared to the predecessor and the Snapdragon 427 is new processor in the 400 series, which is an upgrade to Snapdragon 425. All these have Integrated Snapdragon X9 LTE modem for 50% faster upload speeds than the X8 LTE, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology and Dual camera support.

Snapdragon 653 has support for up to 8GB RAM. Both the Snapdragon 626 and 427 have Qualcomm TruSignal antenna boost to improve signal reception in congested areas, making voice and data connections reliable and with superior quality.

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 (8976Pro) SoC

  • Octa-Core – Quad 1.95GHz A72 + Quad 1.44GHz A53 CPUs
  • 28nm HPm process
  • Memory: Up to 8GB, 2x 32-bit at 933MHz LPDDR3 14.9GB/s
  • Integrated X9 LTE, with Global Mode LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSPA+, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE
  • Cat 7 speeds of up to 300 Mbps down via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and Cat 13 speeds of up to 150 Mbps uplink via 64-QAM
  • Support for LTE Broadcast, LTE Dual SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
  • Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU
  • Supports up to Quad High Definition (2560×1600) displays
  • Dual ISPs can support up to 21MP ZSL
  • 4K capture at 30fps, 1080p at 120fps, Hardware HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
  • Miracast support for up to 1080p wireless display
  • Dual-band 802.11ac with MU-MIMO 1×1, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C and Bluetooth 4.1 LE solutions
  • Quick Charge 3.0

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (8953Pro) SoC

  • Octa-Core – Quad 2GHz / 2.2GHz A53 + Quad 2GHz / 2.2GHz A53 CPUs
  • 14 nm LPP process
  • Memory: 1x 32-bit at 933MHz LPDDR3 7.46GB/s, Storage: eMMC 5.1
  • Integrated X9 LTE, with Global Mode LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSPA+, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE
  • Cat 7 speeds of up to 300 Mbps down via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and Cat 13 speeds of up to 150 Mbps uplink via 64-QAM
  • Support for LTE Broadcast, LTE Dual SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
  • Qualcomm TruSignal Antenna Boost
  • Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU
  • Supports up to WUXGA (1920×1200) displays
  • Dual ISPs can support up to 24MP
  • 4K capture at 30fps, Hardware HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
  • Miracast support for up to 1080p wireless display
  • Dual-band 802.11ac with MU-MIMO 1×1, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C and Bluetooth 4.1 LE solutions
  • Quick Charge 3.0

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 (8920) SoC

  • Up to 1.4GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 CPUs
  • 28 nm LP process
  • Memory: 667MHz LPDDR3, Storage: eMMC 5.1
  • Integrated X9 LTE, with Global Mode LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSPA+, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE
  • Cat 7 speeds of up to 300 Mbps down via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and Cat 13 speeds of up to 150 Mbps uplink via 64-QAM
  • Support for LTE Broadcast, LTE Dual SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
  • Qualcomm TruSignal Antenna Boost
  • Qualcomm Adreno 308 GPU
  • Supports up to WXGA (1280×800) displays
  • Dual ISPs can support up to 16MP
  • 1080p capture at 30fps, Hardware HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
  • Miracast support for up to 720p wireless display
  • Dual-band 802.11ac with MU-MIMO 1×1, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C and Bluetooth 4.1 LE solutions
  • Quick Charge 3.0

The Snapdragon 653 and 626 processors are expected to be available later this year, and devices featuring the Snapdragon 427 are expected to be available sometime in early 2017.

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