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Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 Review, Specs & Phones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 is among the mid-range Qualcomm’s SoC chip in the 600 series, it’s the successor to the Snapdragon 615 and still posseses certain similarities with the 615 chip. The 616 chip was introduced in February 2014 and it is notable for being one of the first 64-bit capable system on a chip from Qualcomm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616


h2> Process Technology (nm)



The chip is a product of Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC manufactured in a 28nm LP process which according to specifications is expected to produce medium power consumption on a medium sized or larger smartphone and tablets.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 has been built with improved efficiency Cortex- A53 cores which is compatible with a 64-bit ARMv8 ISA. The cores are expected to offer higher performance per clock which surpasses the older Cortex-A9 design, it is a successor to the Cortex-A7 design.

The cores of thw 616 are ‘eight’ in number, divided into two quad-core clusters. One cluster clocks up to 1.7GHz known for higher performance and more demanding applications, while the other cluster can clock up to 1.2GHz used for smaller applications and energy saving purposes.

It records high efficiency output as all eight cores can be active at the same time if the application is capable.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Graphics

The GPU in the Snapdragon 616 is called Adreno 405 and it has an API Support of OpenGL ES 3.1.


h2> Performance



The 616 chip can encode as well as decode 1080p videos using dedicated hardware to stream content and it is capable of displays up to 2560 x 2048 pixels. A large number of video codecs including H.265 (playback only) will be supported. The camera ISP can handle sensors with up to 21 MP.


h2> Connectivity



It offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, as well as a Multi-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 4 of up to 150 Mbps downloads and 50Mbps uploads, WCDMA, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE for a wider coverage on all smartphones.

It also has Wi-Fi Standards of 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n with connectivity speed clocked up to 400Mbps, as well as supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.

Benchmarks (AnTuTu)

Over at AnTuTu, specifically on the version 6, the chip reaches a low of 33335, avg of 35035.8, median of 35102 and max points of 37152.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Phones

• Oppo F1
• Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro
ZTE Axon Mini
• Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 Full Specifications

Chipset Details

Series 600
Codenames SD616
Announced 2014
Released 2014
Number Of Cores 8-Cores
Clock Speed 1700MHz
Process Technology 28nm
CPU Octa-core 1.7GHz
Cores 8-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) Adreno 405
GPU (Cores) 2-Cores
GPU (Frequency) 550MHz
Memory Speed 1600MHz
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