Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 200, 400 chips coming soon to budget smartphones
Qualcomm plans to launch at least 4 new mobile chips this year. The company has already provided some details about the upcoming Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips for high performance phones and tablets. Now Qualcomm is spilling the beans about the company’s upcoming 200 and 400 series chips for entry and mid-tier phones.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
The Snapdragon 400 is the more powerful of the two new chips, with support for dual and quad-core configurations with Adreno 305 graphics.
Qualcomm will offer a model with a dual core Krait CPU running at up to 1.7 GHz or an ARM Cortex-A7 quad core processor at up to 1.4 GHz.
Both versions will support CDMA and HSPA+ mobile broadband, cameras with image sensors up to 13.5MP, and Miracast wireless display.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Qualcomm’s entry-level product is the Snapdragon S200, which features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 CPU and Adreno 203 graphics.
The chip supports cameras up to 8MP and features CDMA and UMTS model options, support for phones with multiple SIM cards, HD video playback, and GPS.