Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Wear 2100 for Smartwatches, 3 New Cortex A53 Mobile SoCs

Qualcomm has unveiled four new Snapdragon processors with three quad and octa core Cortex A53 processors for smartphones with 4G LTE connectivity, and a new wearables SoC with lower power and, area compared to Snapdragon 400 series processor often used in smartwatches.


Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC is the first processor part of Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear, of new platform targeting wearable devices, with the company listing the following highlights:

  • Quad core Cortex A7 processor @ up to 800 MHz or 1.2 GHz
  • Adreno 304 GPU
  • 30% smaller than Snapdragon 400
  • 25% percent lower power than Snapdragon 400
  • Integrated, ultra-low power sensor hub
  • Available in both tethered (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) and connected (4G/LTE and 3G via X5 LTE modem) pin-to-pin compatible versions

The SoC supports Android Wear, and Android, and should be found in smart watches, smart bands, smart eyewear and smart headsets.

Snapdragon Wear 2100 and other Snapdragon Wear products are available now.

Snapdragon_425The company’s three new mobile SoC key features:

  • Snapdragon 425
    • Quad core Cortex A53 up to 1.4 GHz
    • Adreno 308 GPU
    • Display up to 1280×800 @ 60 fps
    • X6 LTE Cat.4 connectivity up to 150 Mbps DL
    • H.264 and H.265 codecs up to 1080p
  • Snapdragon 435
    • Octa core Cortex A53 up to 1.4 GHz
    • Adreno 505 GPU
    • Display up to 1080p60
    • X8 LTE Cat.7 connectivity up to 300 Mbps DL
    • H.264 and H.265 codecs up to 1080p
  • Snapdragon 625
    • Octa core Cortex A53 up to 2.0 GHz
    • Adreno 506 GPU
    • Display up to 1900×1200 @ 60fps
    • X9 LTE Cat.7 connectivity up to 300 Mbps DL
    • 35% lower power usage than Snapdragon 617
    • H.264 and H.265 codecs up to 4K

All three processors also support Quick Charge 2.0 (Snapdragon 425) or 3.0, Fluence noise cancellation technology, 16 to 24 MP camera with dual ISP, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, etc…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 430, and 425 are pin-to-pin compatible, and all three new processors are expected in samrtphones in H2 2016.

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I would like to know when a development kit based on snapdragon 2100 will be released to the market.

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