The subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Technologies, has introduced three Qualcomm Snapdragon processors aimed at supporting enhanced user experiences and connectivity for high performance and high volume mobile devices. The Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427 processors are designed to deliver higher levels of processing performance than their predecessors.
All three processors are designed to support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, designed to deliver power up to 4X faster compared to traditional charging methods. In addition, support for dual camera has been extended from the Snapdragon 800 tier to the Snapdragon 600 and 400 tiers, for clear imaging and photos across a wider variety of photo capture scenarios, to further enhance consumer experiences.
Each chipset supports the following modem features:
These advanced modem capabilities can increase network capacity and improve throughputs for all users in the network.
Qualcomm Technologies also announced that, over the past 12 months, there have been more than 400 OEM designs based on our Snapdragon 600-tier chipsets, including more than 300 devices launched and more than 100 device designs currently in the pipeline.
Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 400 features:
"It has always been Qualcomm Technologies' strategy to introduce industry-leading features first at the premium Snapdragon 800 tier design point, and then scale these features into our other Snapdragon products," said Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. "A great example of this strategy is the use of dual camera for capturing high quality photos that now range across our portfolio, including our 400 series mobile solution. Doing this allows our customers and smartphone developers to reach a broad subscriber base with advanced features and great end-user experiences."
The Snapdragon 653 and 626 chipsets are expected to be commercially available by the end of 2016. The Snapdragon 427 chipset is expected to be in commercial devices in early 2017.