8-core Snapdragon 625, 435 and 4-core Snapdragon 425 announced


With MediaTek gradually taking over what for long had been Qualcomm Snapdragon’s market, the latter is starting to feel the heat. Long gone are the days when tech-savvy consumers wanted Snapdragon SoCs in their phones for various reasons.

Newest releases from Qualcomm are expected to fit into the mid-range smartphone market. The second half of this year, i.e., H2 2016 is when the first commercially available phones running the Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 are expected to appear.

The octa-core Snapdragon 625 is based on a 14nm manufacturing process, with an integrated X9 LTE modem. The 28nm 435 and the 425 too feature on-board LTE modems, in the X8 LTE and X6 LTE modems respectively.

14nm Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) SoC

  • 2.0GHz x 8 ARM Cortex A53 cores
  • Support for upto 24 mega-pixel cameras with Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • Support for upto to 4K video capture and playback
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)

28nm Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940) SoC

  • 1.4GHz x 8 ARM Cortex A53 cores
  • Support for upto 21 mega-pixel cameras with Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • Support for upto to 1080p video capture and playback
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)

28nm Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) SoC

  • 1.4GHz x 4 ARM Cortex A53 CPUs
  • Support for upto 16 mega-pixel cameras with Dual Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC)
  • Support for upto to 1080p video capture and playback

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