Qualcomm has finally announced its three new processors; snapdragon 820,617 & 430 processor. Snapdragon 617 is expected to be available in the end of this year (2015) while snapdragon 820 and 430 will be available in the first half of 2016. ‘’As smart phones and tablets continue to spread to all corners of the globe, we recognize that users are becoming more discerning in what they want,’’ said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. This means that they are totally listening to our feedback as their customers and they want to improve the internet connectivity, cameras and also battery life.
According to Qualcomm, snapdragon 820 processor is the most powerful phone processor they have ever made. It will feature LTE and Wi-Fi technologies. The snapdragon will integrate new X12 LTE ,with cat 12 download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and cat 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Snapdragon processor supports 802.11ac 2*2 MU-MIMO which increases Wi-Fi speeds. This is advantageous since the speed is three times faster in crowded areas, where you all share the same Wi-Fi. The X12 LTE modem is made to choose automatically between LTE and Wi-Fi, depending on the signal quality and how internet is reachable.
Qualcomm, snapdragon 617 processor is made to deliver high performance and experience in affordable high and mid-range devices. It is quite similar to snapdragon 620 & 618 processors. It has an octa core configuration of cortex A53s reaching up to 1.5 GHZ. Snapdragon is only limited to FDH resolution but it has dual-ISPs to support good photos and 21 Megapixels to get the high quality you desire in your photographs. Snapdragon 617 is integrated with X8 LTE capabilities which support cat 7 download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps.
The snapdragon 430 processor is expected in the first half of 2016. It maybe long but it is worth the wait, trust me on this. It will be the first of its series to have the latest Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU, which increases speed and efficiency in your devices. This processor is incorporated with X6 LTE with cat 4 downlink speeds up to 150 Mbps and cat 5 uplink of up to 75 Mbps. Furthermore, the snapdragon 430 will also support 1080p full HD displays.
Both snapdragon 430 & 617 processors will support the new Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0. It is designed to support up to 4 times the changing speeds than standard charges. They also have high performance, low power Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, in order to lower the power sensor and audio experiences.
The customers who will be lucky enough to use phones with snapdragon 820 processor, will have an easy time especially in internet connectivity. Also they will give the others an easy time because you will use Wi-Fi in a short period and leave the others to it.