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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon dominates at IFA 2014

All the confetti has been swept, the demo devices doing their media rounds and final touches are being prepared for global launches following IFA 2014 Berlin two weeks ago. And over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more manufactures making use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, bits and pieces here and there – this year is no different. We’ve sum up some of the devices to carry Snapdragon below;

• Snapdragon 805:
o Samsung Galaxy Note 4: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features a Snapdragon 805 processor with quad-core CPU at speeds of up to 2.7GHz per core, 4K capture capabilities and H.265 hardware decode. The device has a 16MP camera complete with optical image stabilization.

• Snapdragon 801:

o Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone & Compact: The Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact features beautiful design matched with powerful performance in a quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem for lightning fast browsing, immersive multimedia experiences and stunning visuals.

o Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact: The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor that helps deliver entertainment at a breakneck pace. With the processor’s integrated 4G LTE modem, every interaction is fluid, browsing is quick and multi-tasking is effortless.

• Snapdragon 615:
o HTC Desire 820: The HTC Desire 820 features a longer battery life thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with dual quad-core CPU clusters and its built-in smarts to power up on the cores it needs when it needs them. The Desire 820 is ready for the upcoming wave of cutting-edge and memory-intensive applications, and new computing environment with 64-bit capabilities. With its fast 4G LTE download speeds, the Snapdragon 615 processor allows users to spend more time doing, and less time waiting. The device also features perfect detail in 3D imagery and a best-in-class camera.

• Snapdragon 410:
o Lenovo Vibe Z2: With the Lenovo Vibe Z2, users have access to global fast 4G LTE networks, can play multiplayer 3D online games in real time, capture and playback videos and images at high-resolution, and manage different networks with multi-sim support, all while experiencing all day battery life and easier, faster charging.

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• Snapdragon 400:
o Sony Xperia E3: The Sony Xperia E3 features the advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with quad-core 1.2. GHz CPUs and 4G LTE capabilities allowing you to load all your movies, games and music instantly without any irritating interruptions, as well as to capture high resolution photos and videos. With Xperia E3 connecting to 4G networks, downloading, surfing and sharing is much faster and smoother than ever.

• Snapdragon 200:
o YEZZ Billy 4.7 QRD Windows Phone: Based on a Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD), the 7.2 mm-thin device comes equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with quad CPUs at speeds of up to 1.2GHz, a stunning 4.7-inch IPS screen with Asahi Dragontrail glass, 15GB of free cloud storage and a 2MP front camera and 8MP autofocus rear camera with flash.

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.