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Is It Still Alive? Qualcomm Announced Entry Level Snapdragon 215 Processor

Qualcomm is regularly updating all of it’s processor line-up in their Snapdragon series. This year we witness a new Snapdragon 700 series processors which are not so far behind the flagship Snapdragon 800 series. The lower 600 and 400 series are also very improved now. So how their 200 series can be away from these?

 

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 215 processor, the entry level processor by them for 2019. It is mainly designed keeping in mind the slow but steady growth of Android Go smartphones. It’s a quad core processor clocked at 1.3Ghz with Cortex A53 cores. Cortex 53 means this is 64 bit processor, which is first for any Snapdragon 200 series. Though it’s still built on older 28nm manufacturing process. It has Adreno 308 GPU, which we can see in Snapdragon 425 processor. Connectivity wise it’s not a huge upgrade, Wi-Fi 5, Dual VoLTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 are now compatible here.

 

It’s the first 200 series processor which can support dual camera setup. 215 can support single 13MP camera or dual 8MP setup. Also the video recording is up from 720p to 1080p now. It has the same X5 LTE Modem, LPDDR3 RAM, eMMC 4.5 internal storage, UHS-I MicroSD card support, and display resolution of 720p. However, the aspect ratio can be stretched to 19:9 now, which was restricted to 16:9 to it’s predecessor. Lastly, the fast charging support mentioned in the specs sheet is Quick Charge 1, whereas the predecessor has Quick Charge 2 support. Maybe it’s just typing glitch.

 

So that’s all the information we have as of now. I think it’s a good step-up for a 200 series processor. But it will be good if these processors will be seen only in Android Go smartphones, not in normal entry level smartphones. What are your thoughts on this Snapdragon 215 processor? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.

 

Source : Qualcomm

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