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's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
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's Latest Snapdragons Target Mid- and Entry-Level Phones
Qualcomm announced two new additions to its family of Snapdragon processors, the Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430. The chips will bring new features to inexpensive and volume handsets.
Qualcomm Refreshes Adreno GPUs and ISP Tech
Qualcomm today announced its next-generation graphics chips, which it claims deliver significant performance improvements compared to the previous generation. The company also showed off new image signal processing technology that will boost smartphones' imaging abilities.
Qualcomm Intros a Trio of Snapdragons and an LTE Modem
Qualcomm today announced a handful of processors alongside a new LTE modem for mobile devices. The Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425 all support LTE with carrier aggregation, 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, Quick Charge, and Qualcomm's TruSignal and Hexagon technology for better call and audio quality.