Snapdragon product specs
|CPU||Up to 1.2GHz Dual or Quad ARM Cortex A5||Up to 1.7 GHz Dual Krait CPU||Up to 1.7 GHz Dual or Quad Krait CPU||Up to 1.7 GHz Quad Krait CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 203 GPU||Up to Adreno 305 GPU||Adreno 320 GPU||Adreno 320 GPU|
|Video||FWVGA||Up to 1080p HD video||1080p HD video||1080p HD video|
|Modem||3G/4G World/multimode||3G/4G World/multimode LTE on select processors||3G/4G World/multimode LTE on select processors||No Modem|
|Camera||8 MP||Up to 20MP, Stereoscopic 3D Kit||Up to 20MP, Stereoscopic 3D Kit||Up to 20MP, Stereoscopic 3D Kit|
|GPS||gpsOne Gen 7||gpsOne Gen8A||gpsOne Gen8A||gpsOne Gen8A|
|USB||High Speed USB 2.0||USB 2.0 High Speed OTG (480Mbps)||USB 2.0 High Speed OTG (480Mbps)||USB 2.0 High Speed OTG (480Mbps)|
|Bluetooth||Discrete solution BT 3.x||Integrated digital core BT 4.0†||Integrated digital core BT4.0†||Integrated digital core BT4.0†|
|Wifi||Discrete solution 802.11n (2.4GHz)||Integrated digital core 802.11n (2.4/5GHz)†||Integrated digital core 802.11n (2.4/5GHz)†||Integrated digital core 802.11n (2.4/5GHz)†|
|Process Technology *||45nm||28nm||28nm||28nm|
|† -Digital integrated in SoC, Analog added via additional chip|
|* See detailed table for specific chip information as some generations include multiple microarchitectures|
The source can be found here.
While we were at the stall, the team there demonstrated a few features to us that are relatively undeveloped and new. We were told that the processor family now runs on a quad core architecture. Nothing new at that. But then it was added that each of the 4 cores are capable of being individually controlled. When the device runs a regular application or is in the sleep mode then only one core is powered up and runs at the potential needed. However, when the user decides to play a game or get into a heavily processor intensive application, then as per need each core is individually powered and pushed to the required processing power in steps. Let me explain in detail. Say we are running a game and all the four cores are running fired at the full potential and you receive a call. Ideally speaking the run of the mill processors would generally keep running at the full power there by draining the battery. This would not be the case with Snapdragon. In a snap the processor would power down 3 cores and keep one core powered at the potential needed to run the device without lag. This would not only save the battery but also maintain the experience of the device.
Further, the devices were also demonstrated to be able to render 3D delightfully! We were shown a demo app that not only was able to use AR (Augmented Reality) and show us the innards of our body but could also delve into more detail as we selected the options. While this may seem run of the mill to you, let me point out that all this was being displayed real time using the phone’s camera and being rendered in 3D on the phone’s screen!
While there was more to show, I was running short of time and was too interested in taking the devices on display on a spin, however, that should not necessarily mean that you would have nothing more to know about it.
You can find the Wiki link about the entire family of processors here.
Also you can read more about the processors at the company’s website here.