Longer lasting battery, better-looking tall displays, dual cameras and much more is in the offing, giving a major boost to the competition in the budget space. Google requires 64-bit apps, as it prepares for future Android devices that only support 64-bit code. The chip will be able to support HD+ displays with a resolution of up to 1560×720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Snapdragon 215 is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 212 as it now has a 64-bit CPU, a faster GPU and support for dual cameras. The new chipset also features an integrated Hexagon DSP and Adreno 308 GPU for 28 percent better performance in gaming.More news: Amazon is Making a Lord of the Rings MMORPG
The Snapdragon 215 is now a smartphone platform. It also has an NFC sensor, which means that phones equipped with the chipset can now use Android Pay and other cardless payment systems. For example, this is the first chip in the series to support 1,080p video capture, and it's the first to support dual SIM cards with dual voice over LTE. And, for all we know, there's no guarantee that all the new features of the Snapdragon 429 smartphone SoC will carry over to the Snapdragon Wear processor. This low power processor takes over when the user isn't actively looking at their watch, and only steps are being recorded. Now, according to a report from WinFuture, Qualcomm is preparing a new Wear chipset either called the Snapdragon 429 Wear or the Snapdragon Wear 2700.More news: China's June PPI unchanged from year earlier; CPI up 2.7% y/y
The Snapdragon 215 houses dual 12-bit image signal processors (ISPs) that enable support for dual rear camera setup and a single front camera module with up to 13-megapixel sensor. The Qualcomm 215 also supports Quick Charge technology for faster battery charging and comes with the Snapdragon X5 modem for LTE Cat 4 speeds up to 150Mbps. Along with that, the chip can also support an HD+ resolution. As per him, Qualcomm's latest move will bring the overall cost down to make the phone more affordable, possibly around $50 - $60.More news: George R.R. Martin shares new details about Game of Thrones prequel
The first devices with the Snapdragon 215 will launch later in 2019. Fortunately, the chip maker seems to be picking up the slack with a new SoC coming soon. For faster speeds, the Snapdragon 215 also works with 802.11ac WiFi to reach up to 433 Mbps download rates.