Qualcomm announces new entry-level and mid-range SoCs – Snapdragon 212 and 412
Following last year’s Snapdragon 210 and 410, Qualcomm now upgrades those CPUs with better versions and will most likely hit the market very soon. It’s a good thing to see that Qualcomm doesn’t shift its focus from the more budget-friendly SoCs that are also important for the industry. But what has been really changed since last year’s models?
The Snapdragon 212 can now support up to 8MP cameras with Full HD video capture and playback. Furthermore, the quad-core CPU’s clock speeds have been pushed 200 MHz up going up to 1.3 GHz and keeping the same Adreno 304 GPU.
As for the Snapdragon 412, specs are as follows – quad-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU up to 1.4 GHz, Adreno 306 GPU, Full HD video recording and playback as well as 13 MP sensors. Basically, the same as Snapdragon 410, but with boosted CPU performance. Both chips support 32 and 64-bit set of instructions, X5 LTE connection and are manufactured with 28 nm process. More information can be found over at Qualcomm’s official website.