Reports are circulating that Qualcomm is currently testing a new System on a Chip (SoC) targeted at the low-end spectrum of Android devices. Codenamed QM215, the new SoC will supposedly have commonality with the Snapdragon 410 and 425 SoCs, and will most likely be heading toward Android Go devices.
As it shares some similarity in design with the Snapdragon 400 series, it will have four cores – most likely A53 ARM cores. Further, the A53 cores will be clocked at 1.3GHz and the pairing GPU (currently of unknown origin) will be clocked at 650MHz.
Devices under the Android Go program are typically on the low-end spectrum, so the new SoC will pair well with either 1GB or 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and up to 16GB of storage. As for the display, QM215 is being paired with 1440 x 720 pixel screens, also known as HD+ screens. On that note, it’s possible that we’ll be seeing 2:1 ratio displays even on low-end devices.
Huawei is said to be one of the early testers of the SoC. The report states that the new chip may not even share the Snapdragon family name. There’s no official launch date for the Snapdragon QM215 yet or which device it will first deploy with. However, it’s very likely that the SoC will be making its rounds sometime this year.