Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 14nm Octa-Core SoC, 435 and 425 with LTE announced


Qualcomm Snapdragon

Qualcomm today introduced three new SoCs – Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435 and Snapdragon 425. The Snapdragon 625 is an Octa-Core SoC, which is first in its class of Snapdragon processors to use 14 nm FinFET technology. It also has an integrated X9 LTE modem. The Snapdragon 435 is also an Octa-Core SoC, but this is based on 28nm process technology. It has an integrated X8 LTE modem. The Snapdragon 425 is a Quad-Core SoC based on 28nm process technology and has an X6 LTE modem.

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) SoC

  • 2GHz x 8 ARM Cortex A53 CPUs
  • 14nm LPP FinFET process technology
  • 933MHz LPDDR3 memory, eMMC 5.1, SD 3.0 (SDCC)
  • Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.1+
  • 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/150 Mbps up via 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD
  • up to 1080p display, 1900×1200 60fps UI
  • Up to 24 MP camera Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • Up to 4K capture and playback, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)
  • Up to 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C, NFC, USB 3.0 Bluetooth 4.1
  • Fluence noise cancellation technology
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940) SoC

  • 1.4GHz x 8 ARM Cortex A53 CPUs
  • 28nm LP process technology
  • 800MHz LPDDR3 memory, eMMC 5.1, SD 3.0 (SDCC)
  • Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.1+
  • 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
  • up to 1080p display, Up to 1080p 60 fps UI
  • Up to 21 MP camera Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • Up to 1080p capture and playback, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)
  • Up to 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C, NFC, USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.1
  • Fluence noise cancellation technology
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Highlights of Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) SoC

  • 1.4GHz x 4 ARM Cortex A53 CPUs
  • 28nm LP process technology
  • 667MHz LPDDR3 memory, eMMC 5.1
  • Qualcomm Adreno 308 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.0
  • Integrated X6 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
  • up to 720p display, Up to 1280×800 60 fps UI
  • Up to 16 MP camera Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • Up to 1080p capture and playback, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)
  • Up to 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C, NFC, USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.1
  • Fluence noise cancellation technology
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

These next-generation Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435 and Snapdragon 425 processors are expected to be sampling in mid-2016 and are expected in commercial devices in the second half of this year.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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