Qualcomm is one of the biggest mobile SoC manufacturers in the world. The company's Snapdragon mobile processors have been around for quite some time now, and are quite probably the most notable names in the mobile world. The Snapdragon 410, 615, 808 and 810 SoCs are the company's current 64-bit offerings, and are actually powering a ton of smartphones all over the world, ranging from entry-level handsets all the way to flagship devices. That being said, this US-based company has just announced two new additions to their SoC lineup, the Snapdragon 212 and 412 chips.
Both of these SoCs are actually entry-level chips, but they're rather capable. Qualcomm is quite probably trying to compete with MediaTek's extremely affordable processors by releasing these two chips. Anyhow, let's take a closer look at the two chips, shall we. The Snapdragon 212 sports four ARM Cortex A7 cores which are clocked at 1.3GHz. The X5 LTE modem is also a part of this package, and the chip supports Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and 1-steram 802.11n (2.4GHz). The Adreno 304 GPU is here to take care of graphics rendering, and this chip will be used in entry-level devices. The Snapdragon 212 supports camera sensors up to 8-megapixels, and is capable of recording video content at full HD resolution. The chip also offers built-in support for HEVC media format, and Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 support is also on board.
The Snapdragon 412, on the other hand, sports four Cortex A53 cores running at 1.4GHz. This 64-bit SoC ships with an Adreno 306 GPU (just like the Snapdragon 410), and it supports camera sensors up to 13.5-megapixels. The chip also offers support for fullHD video playback, and comes with an integrated X5 LTE modem. Category 4 LTE speeds (150mbps) are supported here as well, and same can be said about Quick Charge 2.0 as well. There you have it folks, the Snapdragon 212 and 412 SoCs are now official. These are entry-level processors which are here to replace / complement Snapdragon 210 and 410 offerings by Qualcomm. The source did not mention when can we expect to see these two SoC in action, but we're sure OEMs will start implementing them in their devices in the coming months, stay tuned.