American chipmaker Qualcomm has today announced the newest addition to its 2-series – Qualcomm 215 mobile platform. The company has claimed that this mobile platform gets “leading mobile experiences to entry-level smartphone buyers who need reliable, lasting performance.”
Speaking on the launch of the new chipset, Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies said, “Featuring a 64-bit CPU and dual-ISPs, the Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform is a significant milestone for the expansion of the entire mobile industry. We’re raising the bar for mass market devices and enabling experiences that were never before possible in the 2-series.”
Here’s a look at the key features of the Qualcomm 215 mobile platform:
Performance and Battery Life
Qualcomm 215 mobile platform comes with ARM Cortex A53 cores that are claimed to deliver up to 50% increased CPU performance as compared to the predecessor. The chipset is the first ever 64-bit CPU in the 2-series to come with a big boost in performance and it is claimed to offer better device longevity as it has support for modern 64-bit applications. The chipset also comes with an integrated Qualcomm Hexagon DSP that can support more than five days of music playback. Qualcomm 215 SoC also comes with Qualcomm’s Adreno 308 GPU and is equipped with display and video processing engines that support up to 10+ hours of video playback. It also has Qualcomm Quick Charge technology.
Qualcomm 215 has support for dual ISPs, which means that it can support dual rear cameras. We should point out that this is also a first in the 2-series. The chipset will enable the device to capture images of up to 13MP. It is also the first ever chipset in 2-series to come with support for HD+ resolution displays. Since it comes with Adreno 308 GPU, Qualcomm 215 has a boost of up to 28% increased gaming performance as compared to its predecessor.
Qualcomm 215 also comes with integrated Snapdragon X5 modem that has support for LTE Cat 4 with Carrier Aggregation for faster data rates and download speeds up to 150Mbps. It is the first ever platform in the 2-series to come with support for EVS Voice calls and Dual Sim with Dual Voice-over-LTE. This allows users to have multiple SIMs in their device.
The Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform debuts the following “firsts” in the 2-series:
- 64-bit CPU
- Supports up to 13MP photo capture
- Support for Full HD (1080p) video capture
- Support for HD+ resolution display
- Hexagon DSP for audio and sensor processing
- Support for Dual SIM with Dual VoLTE
- EVS voice calls
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Support for NFC Payments on Android
Commercial devices with Qualcomm 215 chipset are expected to be available in second half of 2019.