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Qualcomm rolls out new Snapdragon trio and wearable platform

Qualcomm updated its Snapdragon processor lineup for smartphones and its wearable platform for a bevy of emerging devices.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Qualcomm on Thursday launched three Snapdragon processors designed to bolster camera, video and gaming in smartphones. The company also rolled out the Snapdragon Wear 2100 system on a chip for new wearable devices.

The trio of Snapdragon chips include the 625, 435 and 425 and the aim is to support LTE, new connectivity standards like 802.11ac and the latest camera image sensors. There's also tools to connect to sensors as well as quick charging technology.

According to Qualcomm, the 625 is the highest end of the trio and supports latest LTE speed as well as high resolution cameras. The 425 is the entry level chip with the 435 falling in the middle.

Snapdragon Wear is a platform that aims to power the latest Android Wear watches and expand from there. Snapdragon Wear includes processor, software, support and reference designs to target everything from health trackers to fashion to mobile devices.

The Snapdragon Wear 2100 is 30 percent smaller than the Snapdragon 400 has 25 percent less power and enables more sensors.

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