Coming up with huge announcements — most notably the cross-platform camera hardware — Qualcomm has now announced three brand new SD processors for us fanatics out here. The announcement came at the 4G/5G Summit happening at HongKong right now.
The newest trip to join the ever-popular, all-powerful snapdragon family are SD 653, 626 and 427. These all come with minor, but substantial updates over their predecessors, majorly receiving boost on the connectivity front.
To sum up it up all in gist before we delve deeper into details, these new tier of processors feature :
- Integrated Snapdragon X9 LTE modem CAT 7 modem (300Mbps downlink; 150Mbps uplink), engineered to achieve up-to 50 percent faster upload speeds than the X8 LTE
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, designed to deliver power up to 4X faster compared to traditional charging methods
- Dual camera support for clear imaging and photos across a wide variety of lighting and shooting situations
To start with, all three of them come equipped with Qualcomm’s Quick charge 3.0 tech. With Quick charge 3.0, these processors will be able to charge up your phones almost four times faster than usual. They also come with dual camera support — a feature which has become extremely popular, with all major flagships rolling out the same. The dual camera setup is a feature, these new processors have taken up in their DNA from their 800 predecessors.
All three new Snapdragon SoCs sport the Hexagon DSP, the Snapdragon X9 LTE modem, and also support Quick Charge 3.0.
The Snapdrgon 653 processor support 10 percent higher performance compared to the 652, thanks to a CPU speed increase up-to 1.95GHz, along with additional architectural improvements. Addressable RAM has doubled, up to 8GB, designed to improve multitasking and overall system performance.
The Snapdragon 653 also implements Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) on VoLTE calls—another way of saying your calls can sound incredible when using this service on your carrier’s network. The Snapdragon 653 is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 650 and 652.
Similar to the 653, the 626 too delivers CPU speeds of up-to 2.2GHz, for as much as a 10 percent performance improvement over the 625. This one however comes with Qualcomm TruSignal antenna boost. TruSignal is Qualcomm’s improved signal reception tech, specifically designed to give you more clarity in voice calls in congested areas, making voice and data connections reliable and with superior quality.
Snapdragon 626 is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 625, and software compatible with the Snapdragon 425, 427, 430, and 435 processors.
Built over the 425, the 427 comes with additional Snapdragon X9 LTE modem. OEMs will have the option to swap out the Snapdragon 425 for carriers in regions that support the faster speeds offered by this Cat 7 modem, saving both time and cost on device design.
The Snapdragon 427 is the first in the Snapdragon 400 family to offer TruSignal antenna tuning. TruSignal is now available and improving voice and data quality on Snapdragon 800, 600 and 400 tier processors. Snapdragon 427 is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 425, 430 and 435, and software compatible with Snapdragon 625 and 626.
The Snapdragon 653 and 626 processors are expected to be available to customers later this fall, and devices featuring the Snapdragon 427 are expected to be available early next year.