Qualcomm Expands Snapdragon S4 Series with Quad-Core MSM8226 & MSM8626 CPU’s for High-Volume Smartphones


Today Qualcomm has announced that they have added two chipsets to the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 family of mobile processors, the MSM8226 and MSM8626 chipsets. These new processors  will bring premium multimedia and connectivity features to high-volume 3G handsets. They will also feature the Adreno 305 GPU, 1080p capture and playback, and up to a 13 megapixel camera, the MSM8226 and MSM8626 processors are optimized to deliver visually stunning graphics and exceptionally long battery life to high-volume smartphones.

These new processors are optimized for high quality graphics as well as stunning battery life on future high-tech smart phones. These new processors are built on Qualcomm Technologies’ previous quad-core offering, both the MSM8226 and MSM8626 processors are fabricated using the 28nm technology node and will continue to support multi-SIM capabilities with Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual SIM, and Dual Active. In addition to quad-core CPU processing power, these chipsets incorporate the new WTR2605 multi-mode radio transceiver, optimized to address China specific requirements such as support for TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1xAdv and HSPA+. The WTR2605 transceiver comes with an integrated, high-performance GPS core with GLONASS and Beidou support. Optimized for low power consumption, the WTR2605 transceiver offers 40 percent power savings and 60 percent smaller footprint compared to previous generations. These new processors will be available for customer sampling by the second quarter of 2013.

Qualcomm is leading the game in high-tech, high performance, low powered processors. Hopefully we will see them inside of our future smartphones by the end of 2013.