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Qualcomm 215 chip introduced for cheap smartphones with NFC (4 photos)


Qualcomm company presented the Qualcomm chipset215, designed for smartphones from the price category up to $ 100. The new platform is designed to significantly expand the capabilities of mobile devices in this segment. Budget smartphones based on Qualcomm 215 will be able to work with dual cameras and an NFC chip, get high-resolution displays and support fast charging technology.


The new chipset Qualcomm 215 is 64-bitCPU equipped with 4 cores Cortex A53 (1.3 GHz). Stated performance increase compared with Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 by 50%. The graphics processor Adreno 308 will show the video in 1080p resolution.

The good news is prepared by the developers and forgamers. Gaming performance increased by 28%. The Snapdragon X5 modem with LTE Cat 4 support (up to 150 Mbit / s for download and up to 50 Mbit / s for return) is also based on the Qualcomm 215 platform, it supports two slots for SIM cards, Wi-Fi 802.11ac wireless modules and Bluetooth 4.2, Ultra HD Voice Calls and VoLTE. Using Dual-ISP allows you to set a dual camera, equipped with an optical zoom or wide-angle lens.


The Qualcomm 215 platform will allow you to install onSmartphones screens with resolutions up to 1560 × 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. In the meantime, budget devices have 540p format displays with a 16: 9 ratio.

Developers declare that smartphones with Qualcomm215, equipped with a 3000 mAh battery can work offline for up to 120 hours when playing audio or up to 10 hours when watching a video. Support for fast charge technology speeds up the recharging process by 75%. NFC technology opens up the possibility of using the Google Pay payment system for budget smartphones.


It is expected that the first low-cost smartphones with Qualcomm 215 will be available by the end of this year. Smartphones will work on a simplified version of the Android OS Go.

Source: slashgear.com, qualcomm.com