Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 & Snapdragon 430 octa-core, LTE SoCs announced


Qualcomm has announced the latest couple of processors in the Snapdragon 617 and the Snapdragon 430. Both SoCs come with octa-core processors and on-board LTE modems.

Along with that, these new SoCs also incorporate Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. According to the company, Quick Charge 3.0 will charge your devices 27% faster as compared to QC 2.0, with 38% better efficiency.

The Snapdragon 617 comes with a clock frequency of up to 1.5GHz per core through the eight cores, and uses an Adreno 405 GPU with support for OpenGL ES3.1. MediaTek’s on-board LTE solutions on its low-mid-range chipsets have made Qualcomm fit an X8 LTE module on the Snapdragon 617, which offers Global 4G LTE support.

The Snapdragon 430, on the other hand, works at up to 1.2GHz through its eight Cortex-A53 cores. It supports displays up to 1920 x 1080p in resolution, and camera sensors up to 21 mega-pixels. The Snapdragon 430 also bundles X6 LTE with Cat 4, allowing download speeds of up to 150Mbps. Unlike the Snapdragon 617, the 430 comes with an Adreno 505 GPU.

Snapdragon 617 phones will start being produced by the end of this year, while the Snapdragon 430 will first come out in the second quarter of next year.

MediaTek has been leading the way for the most part as far as mid-range (and some high-end) devices are concerned; Qualcomm will hope to win back lost market share with these new SoCs.

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10 Comments

  1. VMortens
    September 15, 2015

    The question is: how hot do they get? and do they throttle?
    Then we can start guessing about how well it will sell.

    • King
      September 15, 2015

      So the Oneplus 3 or whatever the next Oneplus mid ranger may be – it may have one of these… ?? Remember reading an article about leaked Oneplus internal email.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    September 15, 2015

    do they heat ?

  3. VMortens
    September 15, 2015

    The question is: how hot do they get? and do they throttle?
    Then we can start guessing about how well it will sell.

    • King
      September 15, 2015

      So the Oneplus 3 or whatever the next Oneplus mid ranger may be – it may have one of these… ?? Remember reading an article about leaked Oneplus internal email.

  4. Guest
    September 15, 2015

    do they heat ?

  5. roni24
    September 15, 2015

    to give a good fight, MediaTek must acknowledge helio x10 as mid range, and not those mtk6753 low cpu, low gpu.
    big.Little is a must for low power use.

  6. Guest
    September 15, 2015

    to give a good fight, MediaTek must acknowledge helio x10 as mid range, and not those mtk6753 low cpu, low gpu.
    big.Little is a must for low power use.

  7. Guaire
    September 15, 2015

    How many SD615 devices actually benefits Quick Charge 2.0? 21MP camera? 2K display? All that features supported by it.

  8. Guaire
    September 16, 2015

    How many SD615 devices actually benefits Quick Charge 2.0? 21MP camera? 2K display? All that features supported by it.