Qualcomm announced the newest addition to its 2-series, the Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform, aiming to bring leading mobile experiences to entry-level smartphones.
“Featuring a 64-bit CPU and dual-ISPs, the Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform is a significant milestone for the expansion of the entire mobile industry,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We’re raising the bar for mass market devices and enabling experiences that were never before possible in the 2-series.
Featuring four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, Qualcomm 215 is designed to deliver up to 50% increased CPU performance compared to the previous generation. This introduction of the first 64-bit CPU in the 2-series signifies a big boost in performance and offers better device longevity via support for modern 64-bit applications. In order to deliver lasting performance, Qualcomm 215 features an integrated Qualcomm Hexagon DSP engineered to support up to 5+ days of music playback, as well as Qualcomm Adreno 308 GPU, display and video processing engines supporting up to 10+ hours of video playback. Qualcomm 215 also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge technology, which is engineered to allow users to charge up to 75% faster than traditional implementations, allowing for lower power and thermal dissipation, and reduced charge times, without virtually any performance tradeoffs.
Qualcomm 215 features dual ISPs, a first in the 2-series, which means it can support dual camera. With support from our 3rd party ecosystem, dual cameras can enable optical zoom and depth sensing. It’s capable of capturing images up to 13 megapixels photos. The Qualcomm 215 is the first to support HD+ resolution displays in the 2-series where it boasts wider aspect ratios. And thanks to the Adreno 308 GPU, Qualcomm 215 boosts up to 28% increased gaming performance compared to the previous generation.
For cellular connectivity at home or on the go, the Qualcomm 215 featuring the integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon X5 modem supports LTE Cat 4 with Carrier Aggregation for faster data rates and download speeds up to 150Mbps. This is the first platform in the 2-series to support EVS Voice calls (“Ultra HD Voice Calls”) and Dual Sim with Dual Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) allowing for the freedom to use multiple SIMs for concurrent high-quality 4G LTE voice and data, separation of work and personal accounts, and optimize cellular connectivity costs taking advantage of multiple plans.
The Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform debuts the following “firsts” in the 2-series:
- 64-bit CPU
- Supports up to 13MP photo capture
- Support for Full HD (1080p) video capture
- Support for HD+ resolution display
- Hexagon DSP for audio and sensor processing
- Support for Dual SIM with Dual VoLTE
- EVS voice calls
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Support for NFC Payments on Android
Commercial devices based on Qualcomm 215 are expected to be available in second half 2019.