Qualcomm, the leading smartphone chipset maker announced three new chipsets under their mid-range and entry-level Qualcomm 600 and 400 series respectively. Dubbed as the Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427, these chipsets supports some new features which smartphone manufacturers would love to play around.
These announcements were made at the company’s 4G/5G summit in HongKong. Moreover, the company quoted that the mid-range 653 and 626 SoC’s will be made available by the end of this year and the entry-level Snapdragon 427 will launch in early 2017.
However, as expected, the new chipsets comes with some major upgrades when compared to their predecessors. Here are the top features of the upcoming chipsets from Qualcomm.
1) Support for 8GB of RAM
Off late, Smartphones have become an integral part of humans life and this is what the manufacturers think as well. The newly announced chipsets will now have support for 8GB RAM as well, which will be the next normal thing in the smartphone industry. Just imagine an entry-level smartphone with 8GB of RAM. That’s just insane.
2) Rear Camera Support
2016 has been the year for dual camera devices and Huawei is one of the vendor dominating this segment. The company’s three phones- the Huawei P9, Honor 8, and the new Honor 6X came with the dual-rear camera. The Honor 6X is the mid-range smartphone with a dual rear camera, but the chipset used in this phone is the company’s own Kirin processor.
Now, the two mid-range and the entry-level chipsets from Qualcomm will support dual cameras, which is a great addition.
3) QuickCharge 3.0 Makes it Way for Mid-Range Devices
Till date, all the company’s high-end chipsets came with support for QuickCharge technology and it looks like the trend is no more continuing. Qualcomm, at the summit, said that upcoming chipsets will also have support for QuickCharge 3.0.