While the Snapdragon 820 is most likely to capture public attention as a halo product, Qualcomm has also been working on updating their mid-range SoCs. The first update announced was the Snapdragon 617, which appears to be similar to the Snapdragon 615 with an updated X8 modem for UE category 7 LTE, with support for carrier aggregation of up to 2 20 MHz carriers. The DSP is in the same family as the Snapdragon 615, but it looks like the DSP might have been rebranded. The ISP is shared with the Snapdragon 620, which allows for cameras with resolutions as high as 21MP.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Lineup
SoC Snapdragon 615 Snapdragon 617 Snapdragon 618 Snapdragon 620
CPU 4x Cortex A53 @1.0GHz

4x Cortex A53 @1.7GHz
4x Cortex A53 @?GHz

4x Cortex A53 @1.5GHz
4x Cortex A53 @1.2GHz

2x Cortex A72 @1.8GHz
4x Cortex A53 @1.2GHz

4x Cortex A72 @1.8GHz
Memory
Controller
1x 32-bit @ 800MHz
LPDDR3

6.4GB/s b/w
1x 32-bit @ 933MHz
LPDDR3

7.5GB/s b/w
2x 32-bit @ 933MHz
LPDDR3

14.9GB/s b/w
2x 32-bit @ 933MHz
LPDDR3

14.9GB/s b/w
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 405 "Next-gen" Adreno "Next-gen" Adreno
Encode/
Decode
1080p H.264

1080p30 HEVC decode
1080p H.264

1080p60 HEVC decode
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & HEVC
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & HEVC
Camera/ISP 21MP Dual ISP
21MP
Dual ISP
21MP
Dual ISP
21MP
Integrated
Modem
"X5 LTE" Cat. 4
150Mbps DL
50Mbps UL
"X8 LTE" Cat. 7
300Mbps DL
100Mbps UL
"X8 LTE" Cat. 7
300Mbps DL 100Mbps UL

2x20MHz C.A. 
(DL & UL)
"X8 LTE" Cat. 7 
300Mbps DL 100Mbps UL

2x20MHz C.A. 
(DL & UL)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Lineup
SoC Snapdragon 415 Snapdragon 425 Snapdragon 430
CPU 4x Cortex A53@?GHz

4x Cortex A53@1.4GHz
4x Cortex A53@?GHz

4x Cortex A53@1.7GHz
4x Cortex A53@?GHz

4x Cortex A53@1.2GHz
Memory
Controller
1x 32-bit @ 667MHz
LPDDR3

5.3GB/s b/w
1x 32-bit @ 933MHz
LPDDR3

7.5GB/s b/w
1x 32-bit @ 800MHz
LPDDR3

6.4GB/s b/w
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 405 Adreno 505
Encode/
Decode
1080p H.264

1080p30 HEVC decode
1080p H.264

1080p60 HEVC decode
1080p H.264

1080p30 HEVC decode
Camera/ISP 13MP Dual ISP
21MP
Dual ISP
21MP
Integrated
Modem
"X5 LTE" Cat. 4
150Mbps DL
50Mbps UL
"X8 LTE" Cat. 7 
300Mbps DL 100Mbps U

2x20MHz C.A.
(DL & UL)
"X6 LTE" Cat. 4
150Mbps DL
50Mbps UL

The Snapdragon 430 goes along a similar line of thought, but with a bump to 8 cores from the 4 cores of the Snapdragon 410/412. The GPU is also updated to Adreno 505 from the Adreno 306, but what this translates to is effectively unknown. The Snapdragon 430 will also have a UE category 4 modem with the ability to aggregate two 10 MHz downlink carriers for 150 Mbps and Category 5 uplink speeds of 75 Mbps. The ISP will be shared with the Snapdragon 617, which means dual ISPs that can enable a 21MP camera. Both SoCs and the Snapdragon 820 will support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, which improves charge efficiency and/or charge rate over Quick Charge 2.0.

Source: Qualcomm

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  • lilmoe - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    Nevermind the "missing SKUs", I just saw the charts (did I actually miss them or were they added later?!).

    Anyway, It's worth mentioning that the link mentions the Adreno 510 GPU for the 618 and 620.
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  • Spectrophobic - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    Gee, I wonder what happened to "Quality Cores, Not More Cores" agenda of Qualcomm... Reply
  • darkich - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    Snapdragon 820 Reply
  • ToTTenTranz - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    With a better GPU, it's possible the S430 will perform better than the S617, right? Reply
  • Le Geek - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    Exactly what I was wondering. I assume the 430 will not be releasing in the same time frame as the 617. Maybe it might get a release date alongside 620. Reply
  • WorldWithoutMadness - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    620 got A72 so definitely 617 is the wierdest move if they're not pulling something like inventory cleaning or rebadging stuffs. Reply
  • MrSpadge - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    S430 has lower clocked CPU cores and lower clocked memory, so I don't think it's going to outperform S617. And the GPU.. well, it's only got to be "fast enough". It's not like you could run demanding games at native resolution on any of these devices anyway. Reply
  • trane - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    Some sites are reporting these are 20nm parts. Any clarity on that? Would be surprising given 620 is 28nm. The Snapdragon line up is really getting messy now... Reply
  • trane - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    Those sites are wrong, Qualcomm's official page does say 28nm. Reply
  • Klug4Pres - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - link

    Can someone explain to me - are we going to get a mid-range 64-bit offering? It seems as though there is high-end stuff based on Kryo/A57/A72 and then the low-end A53 stuff, which is marketed as mid-range if you can stuff enough cores in. Am I missing something? Reply

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