Qualcomm just unveiled its new Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 chips
Qualcomm’s new chips are part of the evolution of the Snapdragon 400 and 600 lines. Both chips are used for low-end and mid-range phones, so this is quite a change. Phones with the chips are expected to arrive later this summer. Some of the features found in the Snapdragon 800 chips are now getting crammed into cheaper chips.
The more exciting changes will enhance Qualcomm’s most expensive chips. The Snapdragon 618 and 625 received Cortex A72 chips to boost power and performance. Other enhancements include support for 4K video capture/playback and 24-bit music playback.
Snapdragon chips get a major boost
Both Snapdragon 618 and 625 come with single SKU multimode LTE designs with VolLTE, dual SIM and Broadcast. It will also come with Adreno graphics.
Consumer interest in smartphones continues to grow, and tech companies want to reach that market with more impressive features. Thanks to the ever-changing market, phone makers need to change up their technology on a frequent basis. Key components such as processors are at the core of computer technology. Chip makers like Qualcomm and Intel design chips that make faster phones that tech companies want to sell. Qualcomm’s latest move to make high-end chips for mid-range devices was a smart move.
Qualcomm’s enhanced chips for 4K content
One key focus with the new chips is the ability to feature 4K content. Mike Feibus, an analyst for TechKnowledge Strategies, believes that overall demand for mobile phones with 4K capabilities will grow. Many consumers may not want it at the moment, but they most likely will want it six months from now.
The new Snapdragon chips are sure to enhance future smartphones. New chips debut every year, but high-end features are often recycled. Less than two years ago, such features were exclusive to expensive phones that cost $600 or more. Now the same features will be brought into mid-priced phones.