Progressing with a fast pace and entering into the 7nm era of SoCs, Qualcomm didn’t forget to continue with its current 10nm and 14nm technology. Recently, a Twitter buzz was started by a famous leakster, Roland Quandt. The posts by Quandt claimed that Qualcomm is planning to roll out 2 more SoCs tomorrow. The long awaited May 9 announcement by the company was first anticipated because of the Snapdragon 660‘s unveiling but it seems like Qualcomm is also ready to bring out the “Snapdragon 630 and 635 processors.” These mid-range processors will actually be an upgrade to the company’s Snapdragon 625 chip.
The specifications are listed below:
- 14nm octa-core CPU
- 8 ARM Cortex A53 cores running at up to 2GHz speeds
- LPDDR3 RAM
- Adreno 506 graphics unit
These two upcoming stars can feature the 10nm architecture which is more compact and provides a bit of better performance. Other than this, the chip is nothing more than an iterative model with its maximum speed output limited to 2.5GHz only. Due to the LPDDR3 RAM, this accounts to another drawback in the era of LPDDR4 RAMs. Despite this drawback, we can still accept it as DDR3 is not completely outdated yet!
Qualcomm’s Production For Mid-Range Smartphones
These mid-range processors are pretty important nowadays as the mid-range premium smartphones of today require a processor which remaining in the 10nm technology, provides efficient processing and is not a battery drainer.