Qualcomm has announced today the Snapdragon 400 and 200 chipsets, which are to provide quality battery life, connectivity and performance to the mid to entry-level devices that will be utilizing these chipsets. With the expansion of the premium handset market coming to a standstill, many manufacturers are looking to emerging markets to expand their market share.
The Snapdragon 400 processors will come in two different configurations: one with dual Krait CPUs running at 1.7GHz per core, and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 running at 1.4GHz per core. Both chipsets include all key modem technologies and multi-sim capabilities, support for Miracast display technology, camera features up to 13.5MP and 1080p video capture. They also include an Adreno 305 GPU, which enables responsive interfaces and fast web browsing.
The Snapdragon 200 processors offer one configuration, sporting a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 CPUs running at 1.4GHz per core and a Adreno 203 GPU. It will also support HD playback, GPS, multi-sim usage, and up to 8MP camera support.
With the release of the Snapdragon 400 and 200 chipsets, Qualcomm has assured that it will remain a key player in portable device processors going forward as manufacturers and vendors alike set their sights on emerging markets.
More details are available at Qualcomm’s blog here.