New Snapdragon 600-Series Chip Appears in Benchmark

June 24, 2015 - Written By Diego Macias

Qualcomm is currently one of the largest mobile processor makers, their products equip a vast amount of devices like smartphones, tablets and even smartwatches. Even though the company seemed to have some issues with their high-end processor, the Snapdragon 810, there’s no denying that it is a very powerful processor, still they probably want the next generation to have fewer issues and recover some credibility from companies that might have hesitated over the Snapdragon 810. Qualcomm makes processors for every category of devices, from low-end, affordable smartphones that use Snapdragon 200 series, mid-range devices use Snapdragon 400 series and Snapdragon 600 series all the way up to the high-end use Snapdragon 800 series.

Although there have been leaks of the company’s new processors, Qualcomm has officially unveiled the lineup that will equip the next generation of mid-range devices, the Snapdragon 415 and Snapdragon 425, plus the Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 620. Now, there’s a report about the performance of best one of the four, the Snapdragon 620. What is known about this processor is that the CPU has four 64-bit cores clocked at 1.8 GHz built with the new ARM Cortex A72 plus four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz A53 with the big.LITTLE configuration. It integrates the X8 LTE with data speeds up to 300 Mbps at downloads and 100 Mbps at the uploads. The next generation Adreno GPU improves 3D games and it supports up to 21-megapixel cameras with 4K video recording. Also, there have been reports that compare the temperature of the current generation Snapdragon 615 with the newer Snapdragon 620 and the newer one produces less heat while playing a graphically intensive game on devices with similar specs.

A Qualcomm processor with the chipset model of MSM8952 has been spotted in a benchmark test and the results were very impressive. The test only mentions that it is an octa-core processor on a 64-bit architecture and it runs on a device with Android 5.1.1. The 1513 score from the single-core performance beat the scores from the Samsung Galaxy S6 with its Exynos 7420 processor and the Xiaomi Mi Pro equipped with Snapdragon 810, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the benefits the new Cortex A72 architecture brings. In the multi-core performance test, the Snapdragon 620 got 4051 points, which is lower than the one the other two processors got, but it’s still really close to the one that the Snapdragon 810 processor, so Qualcomm is definitely raising the bar for the next generation.