Qualcomm wants to make financial smartphones a little more powerful, something that will succeed with the latest additions to the Snapdragon 200 series. The company introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 which is the successor to 212 and upgrades the performance of the less powerful devices.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 is the first 64-bit series processor to launch a new suite of features. Initially, it is 50% faster than its predecessor, thanks to the four Cortex-A53 that are clocked at 1.3GHz. In addition, Adreno 308 is 28% faster than the Adreno 304 available from Snapdragon 212.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 supports either a 13MP camera, or two in 8MP and 1080p video. Although the camera resolution is an improvement over 212, the new processor remains at 720p at the monitor level.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC payments on Android, VoLTE and EVS calls. Also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 supports Quick Charge which, according to the company, is 75% better than conventional chargers.
It looks like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 is the upgrading of the 212 and the smallest version of the 425. The first devices with the processor will be released by the end of 2019.