Qualcomm’s new chips will bring quad-core power to entry level smart phones

Qualcomm is known for its awesome processors for smart phones and tablets. A lot of smart phone and tablet manufacturers today make use of the power of Qualcomm chips in their devices. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is one the best and popular processor which is being found in a lot of powerful smart phones these days. And to maintain the business, the company has to improve the technology, and that is just what it has done. The company has today unveiled a new set of mobile processors which can change the world for entry level smart phones.

Two new processors have been added to the Snapdragon S4 family. MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q are part of the Snapdragon S4 Play tier, designed for international models of entry level smart phones. Though most entry level smart phones will not have high end features such as 720p display or 720p video recording, these two chips are capable of handling such high density video jobs, plus more.

These two mobile processors also support LPDDR2 memory, Bluetooth 4.0, FM connectivity, dual SIM card support (which is gaining potential in the European and Asian markets), and UMTS/CDMA modems, along with 720p display control and 720p video encoding and decoding.

There is another new processor, the MSM8930, which fits in the Snapdragon S4 Plus class. This processor is designed especially for the Chinese market, and this chip will support all Chinese networks that use UMTS, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE-TDD.

Qualcomm will send the processors to the manufacturers by this year end, which means that the manufacturers will start shipping new and powerful entry level smart phones in the first quarter of next year. However, Qualcomm will also release reference documents to the manufacturers so that they can understand the design of the processor better and start integrating it with their products.

Source: Mobile Burn

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