The biggest smartphone chipset manufacturer Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 215 mobile platforms. This new chipset brings in few notable features to the low-end devices. As of now, the chipset maker is ruling smartphones segment with their high-end Snapdragon 855 chipset and budget segment with the Snapdragon 730 chipset.
The new chipset is still a quad-core processor having four cortex A-53 corers but the architecture has been enhanced with a 64 bit CPU and is manufactured on a 28nm process. The 215 chipsets from Snapdragon is the successor to the Snapdragon 212 chipset. The new upgrade is supposed to offer 50 percent more performance on low-end devices. The new chipset also features an integrated Hexagon DSP and Adreno 308 GPU for 28 percent better performance in gaming. The 64 bit CPU on this chipset would also support upcoming 64-bit Android versions and most of the apps on the Android app store.
The chip manufacturer also claimed that the users can expect up to 5 plus days of music playback, 20 plus hours of voice calls, and 10 plus hours of video playback based on their testing on a reference device with a 3,000 mAh battery. The Snapdragon 215 also said to support 75% faster charging with 5V/2A charger. But Original equipment manufacturers or OEM’s have to license the technology for further use.
The new mobile platform also promises to supports up to a single 13MP camera and dual 8MP cameras thanks to its dual 12-bit ISP. The chipset also will support HD+ display with 1560 X 720 resolution which would let more budget phones to enter the market soon with the chipset inside.
The new mobile platform also features dual SIM with dual VoLTE support and ultra HD calling or EVS (Enhanced Voice Service) on entry-level smartphones. Qualcomm has also announced the integration of Snapdragon X5 on this chip in the form of LTE Cat4 that offers 150MBPS download speeds. Faster Wi-Fi download speeds are also featured, thanks to its 802.11ac support. Quick Charge comes onboard along with NFC payments support as well.
With the new chipset announcement from Qualcomm, we can expect more Realme C1 like entry-level devices comes into the market for those budget-oriented users of this lucrative market.