New Mobile Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 and 212

Qualcomm has announced the successor of its low end chipsets 410 and 210 which were released back in September 2014 are now replaced with the new series Qualcomm 412 and 212. The new series of processors bring superior computing performance as well as better energy efficiency.

New Mobile Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 and 212

The upgraded chipsets comes with minor improvements without missing any features on their predecessors. The Qualcomm 412 and 212 has increased clock speeds and 4G capabilities for entry level smartphones. This improves the processing speeds and adds faster downloading.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 412

In 412 the clock speed was 1.4 GHz which was 200 MHz higher when compared to the 410 processor and also has improved memory bandwidth of 600 MHz (533 MHz in 410 chips). The snapdragon 400 was a popular chipset and was used in the Motorola Moto G Gen 1 and Gen 2. While the current generation of Moto G3 using the Snapdragon Qualcomm 410 Chipset. Many other smartphones like the latest Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, Lenovo A6000 Plus or Micromax Yu Yuphoria uses the Snapdragon 410 chipset.

New Mobile Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 and 212

Other features like Adreno 306 GPU, FHD screen, X5 LTE modem, Quick charge 2.0, camera support of 13MP remains the same. The cortex A53 architecture of the chipset was also identical to the snapdragon 410.

Technical Specs Qualcomm 412

  • Architecture ARM Cortex A53 CPU 64 bit.
  • Clock speed 1.4 GHz.
  • Number of cores 4.
  • GPU Adreno 306
  • Display resolution support 1920*1200 pixels, 720p external.
  • Video playback Full HD 1080p videos.
  • Camera support 13MP
  • Modem X5 LTE up to 150 Mbps.
  • Supported modes WCDMA, DCHSPA, DCHSUPA, EVODO, CDMA1x, TDSCDMA, GSM.
  • Memory LPDDR2/3 600MHz Single channel.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n.
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Low Energy).
  • Other features Qualcomm quick charge 2.0.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 212

Like the 412 processor 212 chipset’s clock speed is also increased by 200 MHz and it runs at 1.3 GHz The 212 chipset has the same 32 Bit architecture which was used in 210 chipsets and comes with x5 LTE modem, bluetooth4.1, quick charge 2.0 and camera support up to 8 MP.

New Mobile Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 and 212

There are very smartphones so far running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210. Recently Phicomm launched a new smartphone Energy 653 running on the Quadcore Snapdragon 210.

Technical Specs Qualcomm 212

  • Architecture ARM Cortex A7 CPU 32 bit.
  • Clock speed 1.3 GHz
  • Number of cores 4
  • GPU Adreno 304
  • Display resolution support 1080*720pixels.
  • Video playback Full HD 1080p videos.
  • Camera support 8MP.
  • Modem X5 LTE up to 150 Mbps
  • Supported modes WCDMA, DCHSPA, DCHSUPA, EVODO, CDMA1x, TDSCDMA, GSM.
  • Memory LPDDR2/LPDDR3 533MHz.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Low Energy).
  • Other features Qualcomm quick charge 2.0.

The Qualcomm processors are going to feature in the upcoming mid range smartphones from various mobile manufacturers and may come into mass production in the coming 2-3 months as reported by Qualcomm Technologies.

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