Qualcomm unveils low end Snapdragon 400 and 200 SoCs



We’ve seen the Snapdragon 600 in action in the recently announced HTC One which blew every single device out of the water with it’s stunning benchmark scores but Qualcomm is aiming higher by now introducing lower ended Snapdragon 400 & 200 SoCs.

Both new SoCs are quite fast compared to the competition right now, the Snapdragon 400 features a dual core Krait based on the low power Cortex-A7 ticking at 1.7GHz coupled with the midrange Adreno 305 GPU. Along also comes support for TDSCDMA, DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps), 1x Advanced, W+G CDMA, and multi-SIM capabilities of Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) and Dual SIM, Dual Active (DSDA). The SoC supports a camera up to 13.5MP. Snapdragon 400 processors will come in various versions; 8226, 8626, 8230, 8630, 8930, 8030AB, 8230AB, 8630AB and 8930AB.

On the other hand the much lower ended Snapdragon 200 brings a quad core chip featuring based on the Cortex-A5 running at a top speed of 1.4GHz coupled with the Adreno 203 GPU, Qualcomm also adds that the chip supports “high-accuracy” GPS and HD video playback as well as supporting dual SIMs and camera sensor of up to 8MP. The Snapdragon will come in two flavors, namely the 8225Q and 8625Q

No prices were disclosed yet but we’re guessing that such SoCs will be used in entry level – midrange products.

via Engadget