Qualcomm Introduces Four New Snapdragon Processors
Qualcomm is close on the heels of Nvidia’s announcement by unveiling its own new processors lineup. The company will eventually discontinue the production of its S1, S2, S3 and S4 processor families. New nomenclatures would be Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and 800. These new chips are expected to deliver improved performance and power usage profiles compared to earlier Snapdragon S series.
As we can easily deduce from Qualcomm’s naming convention that the Snapdragon 200 will be for low-end, affordable devices; 800 for high-performance devices and; 400 and 600 will be placed somewhere in between.
The Snapdragon 600 is likely candidate for uses on future upper mid-range devices. Running four separate Krait cores, their clock rate can go as high as 1.9GHz. The 600 will have built-in Adreno 320 GPU and probably 40 percent faster than the Snapdragon S4 Pro. The Snapdragon 800 would be the fastest of them all. Its four Krait 400 cores are built based 28nm manufacturing process and can go up 2.3GHz each. It will house the powerful Adreno 330 GPU and support up to QSXGA (2560 x 2048) screen resolution.