After Snapdragon 821, Qualcomm Announces Pro Variants Of Mid-range Chips

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Qualcomm has today announced Pro versions of several mid-range and budget chipsets. Just as the Snapdragon 821 was the Pro variant of Snapdragon 820, the Snapdragon 653 will take after the Snapdragon 652, the Snapdragon 627 will follow Snapdragon 625, and the Snapdragon 427 improves upon the Snapdragon 425.

The prominent changes include higher clock speed for performance cluster and GPU.

snapdragon

The Snapdragon 653 increases the clock frequency of 4 performance Cortex A72 cores from 1.80 GHz to 1.95 GHz. It can also support double the amount of RAM compared to Snapdragon 652 (8GB vs 4GB) and also updates the Modem to X9 LTE. The new Modem supports Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec for more clarity in VoLTE calls.

Also Read: Samsung Starts Mass Production Of Next Generation 10-Nanometer Chips 

The Snapdragon 627 boosts the clock frequency of all 8 Cortex A53 cores to 2.20 GHz (up from 2.0GHz). It also adds Bluetooth 4.2 support and Qualcomm’s TruSignal antenna boost technology to improve cellular reception.

The Snapdragon 427, on the other hand, is very similar to Snapdragon 425, and the only difference is that the X6 LTE modem has been replaced by X9 LTE modem.

Also Read: Qualcomm Stretches Its IoT Dominance With Snapdragon 600E and 410E Chips

Chipset Snapdragon 653 Snapdragon 627 Snapdragon 427
Cores 1.95 GHz 4x Cortex-A72 and 1.4GHz 4x Cortex-A53 2.20GHz 8 x Cortex A53 1.4GHz x 4 Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 510 Adreno 506 Adreno 308
Process Node 28nm HPM 14nm LPP 28nm LP
Memory 2x 32-bit @ 933MHz

LPDDR3

14.9GB/s

1x 32-bit @ 933MHz

LPDDR3

7.46GB/s

single-channel LPDDR3-1334 memory
ISP Dual ISP

21MP

Dual ISP

24MP

Dual ISP

16MP

Modem Snapdragon X9 LTE Snapdragon X9 LTE Snapdragon X9 LTE

Meanwhile, MediaTek also announced its Helio P15 chip, which interestingly jumps back to true octa-core construction from big.LITTLE architecture in Helio P10. The Helio P15 has 8 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz. The 28nm TSMC process based chipset further integrates Cat-6 LTE, 800MHz Mali-T860 MP2 GPU, and LPDDR3-933MHz RAM.

Deepak SinghDeepak Singh
Deepak has more than 8 years of experience in covering technology for several eminent publications in India. He currently leads an enthusiastic team of young writers at Smartprix and tries to uphold the highest quality standards.

Related Articles

ImageUnpacking the specs & features of the 1st Samsung flagship of 2023- Galaxy S23 Ultra

It is that time of the year again! Yes, the time when Samsung launched its next Flagship S Series via the first Unpacked Event of 2023. Samsung Galaxy S23 Series includes 3 models- Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. While the vanilla and plus models are mostly similar in specs, it is the …

ImageQualcomm Snapdragon 665, 730 and 730G Mid-range Chipsets go official

Qualcomm has broadened its product lineup with two new mid-range mobile chips, namely Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 730. Evidently, SD665 would be succeeding the existing SD660SoC. Similarly, the newer SD730 would be in the lineage of SD710 and recently released SD712 SoC. They could be powering any of the upcoming phones you would be buying. …

ImageQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus announced; Asus ROG Phone 2 will be the first to use it

Qualcomm is one of the top performing chipset manufacturers out there and the Snapdragon 855, which premiered in December of 2018, is the brand’s crown jewel. It drives almost all Android flagships including OnePlus 7 Pro (review) and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (review) as well as midrange handsets like the Redmi K20 Pro (review) and …

ImageSnapdragon 6 Gen 1, 4 Gen 1, announced today; Check details

Qualcomm has recently introduced two new Snapdragon series processors for budget and mid-range smartphones. The processors are being dubbed Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 gen 1 processors. the naming patterns have been adopted from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Both the SoCs are created for providing a smooth performing environment for mid-range …

ImageMotorola Edge 30 Fusion Magenta color option launched in India: Retails at Rs. 39,999

Tech giant Motorola has come up with a new colorway for its existing Edge 30 Fusion smartphone. The brand has announced the availability of a Magenta color option for its mid-range segment in the country. The Magenta color option looks beautiful and has been launched in partnership with Pantone. Globally, the variant was announced in …

Discuss

Be the first to leave a comment.