Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 Mobile Platform with Dual-SIM, WiFi 802.11ac, Dual rear cameras, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 CPU, and Dual VoLTE support has been announced for entry-level smartphones.
The latest Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform is the official successor to the Snapdragon 212 that was introduced back in August 2015. So, you are expected to see major changes in differences.
It is the newest System-on-Chip (SoC) in its 2-series. The Snapdragon 215 is 50 percent faster on performance, and based on a new 64-bit architecture that has four ARM Cortex-A53 cores at a maximum clock speed of 1.3GHz.
There is also an Adreno 308 GPU that is rated to boost the gaming performance by up to 25 percent from the predecessor. Manufacturers can opt for LPDDR3 RAM of up to 672MHz and 3GB capacity. Further, the chipset supports eMMC 4.5 and SD 3.0 (UHS-I) storage.
However, the Snapdragon 215 is touted to be the first in its range to come with a 64-bit CPU and support dual cameras. The chipset is also capable of hosting NFC-based payments.
The new chipset also supports Qualcomm Snapdragon X5 modem with LTE Cat 4 with Carrier Aggregation for up to 150Mbps speeds, support for EVS Voice calls (“Ultra HD Voice Calls”) and Dual Sim with Dual Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE).
It also 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 chipset is also capable of recording up to full-HD (1080p) videos and supports EVS (Ultra HD) voice calls.
Moreover, it also supports HD+ (720×1560 pixels) display panels with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Qualcomm Quick Charge support to provide up to 75 percent faster-charging experience than traditional implementations.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 will arrive in commercial devices starting from the second half of 2019. However, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC will officially power Android smartphones under $150, which are practically called budgeted Smartphones.