Snapdragon 400 and 200 Target Entry-Level Devices
Qualcomm today formally introduced the Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 mobile processors. The 400 aims at entry-level to mid-range smartphones and tablets, while the 200 focuses expressly on entry-level smartphones. The 400 has two different configurations: the first has dual-core Krait CPUs running at up to 1.7GHz per core, and the second has quad-core ARM Cortex A7 CPUs running at up to 1.4GHz per core. Other features of the 400 include the Adreno 305 GPU, high-speed LPDDR2 or LPDDR3 RAM, support for most modern cellular radio technologies, dual SIM cards, and support for 13.5-megapixel cameras, 1080p HD video capture/playback, and Miracast. The 200 runs a quad-core ARM Cortex A5 processor at up to 1.4GHz per core and includes the Adreno 203 GPU, LPDDR2 RAM, HD video playback, CDMA/UMTS radio configurations, dual SIM cards, and cameras up to 8 megapixels. Qualcomm expects the 400 and 200 to be available later this year.