Qualcomm Adds to Its S4 Smartphone Processor Line
Qualcomm today announced two new quad-core Snapdragon processors meant for high-volume global smartphones. The MSM8226 and MSM8626 are both S4 processors that made using Qualcomm's 28nm technology. According to Qualcomm, the MSM8226 and MSM8626 have four cores and Adreno GPUs, and support 13-megapixel cameras with 1080p video capture and playback. They include the WTR2605 radio transceiver, which supports TD-SCDMA (for Chinese wireless networks), CDMA 1x, and HSPA+ wireless networks in addition to GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou. Qualcomm says the wireless radio is 40% more power efficient and 60% smaller than the preceding generation chip. Both chips will be sampling by the end of the second quarter of 2013.
Qualcomm Debuts New Snapdragon Processors
Qualcomm recently unveiled two new mobile application processors, the Snapdragon 412 and the Snapdragon 212. Both chips are updates to previous designs, the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210, respectively.
Qualcomm Intros New Snapdragon CPUs and LTE Modems
Qualcomm today announced a series of new application processors for mobile devices, including the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415. Both the Snapdragon 600 series and 400 series receive new features previously reserved for higher-class processors.
Qualcomm's Latest Snapdragon Is for Entry-Level Phones
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 210, a processor and transceiver intended for entry-level smartphones and tablets. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 210 supports multimode 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM configurations at low costs.
Samsung Touts Exynos ModAP Chip
Samsung today announced the Exynos ModAP, an application processor and modem system-on-a-chip. Samsung says the Exynos ModAP was manufactured using a 28nm processes and supports a wide range of wireless networking technologies.