Qualcomm has introduced a new chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 for entry-level phones. The new chipset is the upgraded version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 with a faster GPU and support for dual cameras and it’s the first of its kind to be equipped with a 64-bit CPU.
The Qualcomm 215 chipset will be integrated into smartphones that will be presented in the second half of 2019, which will now be able to count on a series of features that previously could only be found on higher-end chips. This will allow manufacturers to make cheap devices that will not have to give up Dual SIM connectivity with Dual VoLTE, a double ISP and much more.
Compared to Snapdragon 212 – announced 4 years ago and used by Qualcomm to compare the performance of the new SoC – the new Qualcomm 215 offers performance up to 50% higher for the CPU sector and 75% faster charging, thanks to the support for Quick Charge technology.
|Snapdragon 215||Snapdragon 212|
|CPU||4x Cortex-A53 (64-bit, 50% faster)||4x Cortex-A7 (32-bit)|
|GPU||Adreno 308 (28% faster)||Adreno 304|
|Modem||X5 (150/50Mbps)||X5 (150/50Mbps)|
|Camera||13MP or dual 8MP, 1080p video||8MP, 720p video|
|Charging||Quick Charge 1||Quick Charge 2|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1|
Abandoned the Cortex-A7 cores at 1.3GHz, the SoC can now count on 4 Cortex-A53 at 1.3GHz, Adreno 308 GPU (+ 28% gaming performance), double ISP for camera support up to 13 MegaPixels, NFC support for mobile payments and compatibility with HD + displays.