On top of a new Quick Charge 3.0 technology, Qualcomm also unveiled new processors targeted at mid-range devices – the Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430.
As their names suggests, the Snapdragon 617 is targeted at upper mid-range devices, while the Snapdragon 430 is made for budget products. First up, the Snapdragon 617 supports X8 LTE Cat 7 speeds and 2×20 Carrier Aggregation. This means that it will support upload and download speeds of 100Mbps and 300Mbps.
In addition to that, the dual-ISPs (dual image signal processor) support photos of up to 21MP. Other specs for Snapdragon 617 include Adreno 405 GPU and Hexagon 546 DSP, and octa-core Cortex-A53 CPUs that can be clocked up to 1.5GHz. The Snapdragon 617 will be the first to be released among the two, and should be found in smartphones by the end of 2015.
As for the Snapdragon 430, it is an octa-core processor that can be clocked up to 1.2GHz. There is an Adreno 505 GPU on board, making it the first in its tier to debut the latest generation Adreno 505 GPU.
Other specs include a Hexagon 536 DSP, support for X6 LTE with Cat 4 speeds (up to 150Mbps download) and 2×10 Carrier Aggregation, and also has dual-ISPs powering photos up to 21MP. Sadly though, Qualcomm says that Snapdragon 430 will not be heading to the retail market so soon. They expect partners to bring the chipset to the market only “later in 2016”.
These two processors will be among the first Snapdragon processors to support the brand new Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 that is up to four times faster than conventional chargers. Check out Qualcomm for more information about the Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430 processors.