Qualcomm has announced a lot of new hardware ahead of the MWC expo. The unveil includes three Snapdragon processors, the Snapdragon Wear platform for wearable devices, and a Gigabit LTE modem.
In this segment, we will be looking at the three new processors; the Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, and Snapdragon 425. These chips are being hailed as “next generation” chips. Qualcomm says they are “designed to deliver some of the latest premium-tier user experiences, using custom-developed technology including camera, video, gaming and connectivity, to the broader smartphone ecosystem.“.
According to said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies,“Qualcomm Technologies is a technology leader in the wearables space with its breadth of product offerings including the Snapdragon 400 processor, which powers the vast majority of current Android Wear smartwatches.”.
“With the introduction of the Snapdragon Wear platform and Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, Qualcomm Technologies is well-positioned to extend its progress in wearables technology by enabling sleek designs, long battery life, smart sensing, and always- connected experiences in the next generation of wearable devices. These benefits are expected to have widespread appeal across the mobile, fashion and sports ecosystems in the wearables space,” he added.
Snapdragon has also revealed that it aims at achieving the following features:
- Smaller Size – 30 percent smaller than the popular Snapdragon 400, Snapdragon Wear 2100 can help enable new, thinner, sleeker designs
- Lower Power – 25 percent lower power than the Snapdragon 400 across both tethered and connected use cases, allowing for longer day of use battery life
- Smarter Sensors – With an integrated, ultra-low power sensor hub, Snapdragon Wear 2100 enables richer algorithms with greater accuracy than the Snapdragon 400
- Always Connected – Next-generation LTE modem with integrated GNSS, along with low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth delivers an always connected experience.”
The aforementioned chipsets are expected to make their debut on the smartphones and tablets that will be released during MWC 2016, in Barcelona, which is taking place in two weeks.