Qualcomm Technologies has introduced three new processors to its Snapdragon line-up namely the Snapdragon 625, 435 and 425.
The 625 is a higher end processor capable of rendering PC-class graphics with the Adreno 506 GPU designed to support the Vulkan API. The 435 is a mid segment processor integrating the X8 LTE modem making it first in its class to do so with Adreno 505 GPU. The 425 is an entry level processor with the Adreno 308 GPU and has been made keeping in mind emerging regions.
The processors incorporate advanced technologies including support for LTE with carrier aggregation, Snapdragon All Mode, support for 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, dual camera image signal processors (ISPs), TruSignal technology for improved call reliability, Hexagon DSP for power efficient audio with sensor hub to meet Android M sensor requirements, Qualcomm Quick Charge and a comprehensive reference design.
All 3 are software compatible with each other and expected in commercial devices by Q3-Q4 2016.