Qualcomm announces four new mid-tier Snapdragon chipsets (620, 618, 425 and 415)

by XB on 18th February 2015

in News

Qualcomm ThumbQualcomm today announced four new Snapdragon chipsets that brings some features previously only available on the Snapdragon 800 series into the mid-tier. The new Snapdragon 600 series (620 and 618) are 64-bit processors featuring dual image signal processors (ISP), 4K video support, QHD 2K display support and an integrated X8 LTE modem.

The Snapdragon 425 chipset supports the same X8 LTE modem as the Snapdragon 620/618, but also includes dual-ISP camera, octa-core processor and Adreno 405 GPU. The octa-core Snapdragon 415 includes the same GPU but has a slightly slower X5 LTE modem.

The Snapdragon 415 chipset is expected to hit commercial devices in the first half of 2015. The Snapdragon 620, 618 and 425 processors are expected to arrive during the second half of 2015.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 key features

Snapdragon 620 (octa-core)
– 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPUs and Cortex-A53 cores

Snapdragon 618 (hexa-core)
– Two 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 cores paired with quad Cortex-A53 CPUs

Snapdragon 618 and 620 key features
– X8 LTE modem (Category 7 with download speeds of up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps)
– Dual channel LPDDR3 memory
– Dual Image Signal Processors (ISP) supporting twin 13MP cameras
– Gyro image stabilization
– Enhanced autofocus and local tone mapping
– 4K video capture and playback with HEVC (H.265)
– Support for Quad HD (2K) displays
– Full HD wireless streaming full HD

Snapdragon 425 processor (octa-core)
– Enhanced X8 LTE connectivity
– Adreno 405 GPU
– Eight 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores
– Full HD 1080p playback and hardware HEVC decode
– Dual-ISP camera
– High-fidelity audio

Snapdragon 415 processor (octa-core)
– Integrated X5 LTE modem (supports download speeds of up to 150 Mbps)
– Full HD 1080p capture and playback
– Eight 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores
– Adreno 405 GPU


Via Qualcomm (1 and 2).

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Aaaaaaand still no 64 bit Krait successor. At least some custom A53s in quad core CPUs would spice things up (and possibly cools things down, pun intended) for budget buyers.

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Seriously? That 620 already beats 810 with the new quad-core Cortex-A72 + quad-core Cortex-A53 combi.

    So what’s the update on the next-gen Qualcomm Taipan architecture? Are they now going away with their custom and lean with ARM’s ref design?

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake
  • Vuyo Ncube

    The process node of the 620 isn’t specified (could be 28nm for midrangers as opposed to the better 20nm for flagships). Don’t be hasty.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Taipan is still a rumour so far :(. They need something special NOW. Intel has creeped into the high end midranged market with Asus, Nvidia into the flagship tablet space (they might get it right this time with the Tegra X1 if their benchmarks aren’t marketing lies like before) and Mediatek pretty much owns China.

  • ballsack

    Where is my fucking lollipoop

  • K – derp

    Apparently, lodged firmly in your chocolate starfish.

  • z2 ly


  • Ritwij

    Got it on my Z2 as well! Lollipop is near!

  • a.hamameh

    I got it on my Xperia Z2

  • a.hamameh

    but the UI still the same

  • Fadi Obaya

    Z Ultra got it too. :)

  • doraemonboi

    If only they update the UI and make it similar to the Walkman app. The font in the movie app is different from the Walkman app.

  • Ballsack

    Go drink my hot dogs flavored water dude.

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