To get their name into the entry-level device market, Qualcomm will be launching a special processor during the last half of 2014. The Snapdragon 410 is aimed for devices that cost about $150. The processor stands out because it is based on 64-bit architecture, something Qualcomm discredited a few months ago.
Qualcomm is certainly on a tear recently isn’t it? After seeing its smooth new Snapdragon S4 Pro power not just one superphone, but a second superphone as well— it has now announced a few new offerings that will soon be available to the masses as well.
The problem with many entry-level devices is that they do not support LTE connectivity. That is seemingly going to change as today Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 210. As expected, the Snapdragon 210 can only do so much with the little power it has to power entry-level devices.
Qualcomm announced a new entry in its ARM-based & Snapdragon& family of processors, this time targeting tablet devices as well as smartphones. The APQ8060 includes dual cores clocked at 1.2GHz, a homegrown & Adreno 220& GPU, and the ability to capture stereoscopic HD video or 3D still images....
Mobile World Congress wouldn’t be the same without a new round of processor’s being announced and showcased. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801, 610, and 615 have gotten the spotlight this time around. The Snapdragon 801 is very similar to the 800, receiving only a performance boost. The clock speed of the CPU has been boosted from 2.26GHz to 2.45GHz and the GPU from 450MHz to 578MHz.
While many people are waiting anxiously for the release of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor intended to power top-end devices, the company itself is still working on hardware targeting other market segments. Today they announced a new addition to the Snapdragon 400 line of processors, the 8926, a quad-core chip with integrated multi-mode 3G/4g LTE capabilities.
As reported earlier, Qualcomm’s latest mobile development platform (MDP), the Snapdragon S4 Pro Dev is now available. Powering this device is their new APQ8064 chipset based on a quad core Snapdragon S4. Given the strong numbers posted by dual core S4 chips against quad core chipsets from other manufacturers, it should be no surprise that the quad core S4 just blows them away.