Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core SoCs with LTE announced


Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and Snapdrgon 430

Qualcomm just announced Snapdragon 617 and 430 chipsets in their Snapdragon 600 and 400 lineup. Both these chips have LTE support,including Global Mode RF360 support. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 is an Octa-Core chip with 8 ARM Cortex A53 and CPUs clocked at 1.5GHz per core and packs Adreno 405 GPU. The Snapdragon 430 is an  Octa-Core chip with 8 ARM Cortex A53 64-bit CPUs clocked at 1.2GHz per core and packs Adreno 505 GPU. These also support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, the next generation of fast-charging technology.

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 617

  • Octa-Core Cortex A53 up to 1.5GHz, 20nm process technology
  • Integrated X8 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/100 Mbps up via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD
  • Support for LTE Broadcast, LTE multimode dual SIM and VoLTE with HD Voice and SRVCC
  • Adreno 405 GPU,OpenGL ES 3.1
  • Qualcomm Hexagon 546 DSP
  • Supports up to FHD 1080p displays, up to 1080p wireless display
  • Dual ISPs can support up to 21MP ZSL
  • Up to 1080p at 60 fps, HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
  • LPDDR3 933MHz, eMMC 5.1 and SD 3.0 (UHS-I) storage, USB 2.0
  • Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream 802.11n/ac with MU-MIMO, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C location services and Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

  • Octa-Core Cortex A53 up to 1.2GHz, 20nm process technology
  • Integrated X6 LTE with Global Mode supporting LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSPA+, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE
  • Cat 4 speeds of up to 150 Mbps down/75Mbps up via 2×10 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD
  • Support for LTE Broadcast, LTE multimode dual SIM and VoLTE with HD Voice and SRVCC
  • Adreno 505 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.1
  • Qualcomm Hexagon 536 DSP
  • Supports up to FHD 1080p displays, up to 1080p wireless display
  • Dual ISPs support up to 21MP cameras
  • Up to 1080p at 60 fps, HEVC (H.265) encode and decode
  • LPDDR3 800MHz, eMMC 5.1 and SD 3.0 (UHS-I) storage, USB 2.0
  • Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream 802.11n/ac with MU-MIMO, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C location services and Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

The Snapdragon 617 is expected to be in commercial devices before the end of 2015 and the Snapdragon 430 is expected to be available in Q2 2016.


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