Qualcomm powers a huge number of Android smartphones, including those that cost very little to consumers. Today, the Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform has gone official, and it promises some major gains for ultra-affordable smartphones.

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The two biggest gains for the new Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform are performance and battery life. Qualcomm says that the new chipset can deliver up to 50% better CPU performance versus the previous generation. It’s also the first 200-series Qualcomm chip to offer support for 64-bit.

Further, battery life should see improvements with the Hexagon DSP and Adreno 308 GPU for better efficiency when listening to music or watching video. Charging also sees a huge improvement with Qualcomm Quick Charge support that’s up to 75% faster than a normal charger.

Qualcomm also says that this new chip supports NFC payments on Android, cameras up to 13MP, Dual-ISP for dual-camera support, 1080p video capture, HD+ displays, EVS voice calls, Dual-SIM and Dual-VoLTE, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Devices with this new platform are expected to arrive in the second half of 2019.

New Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform Raises the Bar for Mass Market Devices

Designed to Support 64-bit CPU, Dual-ISPs, and Multi-Day Battery Life

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