List of Qualcomm modern smartphone processors by launch dates


US multinational company Qualcomm is a world leader in semiconductors, software and services related to wireless technology. Qualcomm has been developing semiconductor components or software for vehicles, watches, laptops, wi-fi, smartphones and other devices. At the end of Q1,2020, Qualcomm was having a 40% market revenue share in smartphone application processors.

Now talking about the processors meant for modern smartphones, Qualcomm delivers their famous Snapdragon series of system-on-a-chip (SoC) mobile platform processors. However Qualcomm is not the only company making processors. They have rivals including Samsung with Exynos, Huawei’s HiSilicon with Kirin, Apple with their Bionic chips, and Mediatek with their Dimensity series, giving a tough competition to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.

What is a Snapdragon system-on-a-chip (SoC)?

A Snapdragon’s single SoC may include multiple CPU cores, a Adreno graphics processing unit (GPU), a Snapdragon wireless mode, a Hexagon Digital Signal Processor (DSP), a Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor (ISP) and other software an hardware to support a smartphone’s global positioning system (GPS), camera, video, audio, gesture recognition and AI acceleration. As such, Qualcomm often refers to the Snapdragon as a “mobile platform”. Snapdragon chips can be found on various systems, including Android, netbooks, wearable devices.

Below is the list of Qualcomm’s popular Snapdragon mobile processors with their launch dates


Above table should give readers an idea what smartphone to choose in their next purchase powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC processor. Consumers looking for the best high speed performance with all the latest and greatest features included can go for an SD 800 series. SD 700 series smartphones are for users who want a balance of power and features on a budget. SD 600 series offers a mid-level performance to users who want their smartphone devices running lag-free with medium level gaming performance. SD 400 series based smartphones are entry level devices and are most likely to struggle with modern graphic intensive games and heavy application multitasking. However SD 400 series devices are power efficient and can provide maximum battery life within the same battery power capacity.

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