Qualcomm has just unveiled its latest budget chipset known as the Snapdragon 210. Staying true to its nature, the chipset will be priced very aggressively making it an attractive proposition for low end devices. The Snapdragon 210 is LTE capable as well, which is a huge bonus for a low end chipset.
The SoC runs on four ARM Cortex-A7 cores, which are energy efficient and not too bad with performance either. And since the chip is going to be used predominantly on midrange offerings, performance will not be the priority for manufacturers. The maximum clock speed of the CPU is 1.1 GHz, while it can support display resolutions of up to 720p. It can also manage 8-megapixel cameras with 1080p video recording, which is quite decent for a low-end SoC.
Most importantly from the user perspective, the chipset contains the company’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which is capable of providing battery recharge times of up to 1% per minute. Perhaps the only downside from this announcement is that devices using this chipset won’t hit the markets until 2015, so customers will still have a substantial amount of waiting to do.
Via: VR Zone