Qualcomm Brings Quad-Core Power to Snapdragon 400
Updated: changed headline; corrected reference to dual-core support
Qualcomm today announced an addition to its line of Snapdragon 400 processors for high-volume devices. The new 8926 Snapdragon 400 processor boosts output thanks to its support for quad-core configurations. The 8926 also supports multimode 3G/4G LTE, including HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA (for China), and dual SIM cards, dual standby, and dual active functions. Other features include support for Miracast for wireless media and QuickCharge 1.0 for faster device charging. The chipset includes Qualcomm's VIVE 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM, and NFC module, and is compatible with the Android and Windows Phone 8 platforms. The new Snapdragon 8926 will be available to device makers by the end of 2013. Qualcomm also announced a new reference design for high-performance tablets, a new 802.11a/c Wi-Fi module, support for Windows 8.1 RT through its Snapdragon 800 processors, and new 28nm solutions that can be used in pico and other small cells for metro and business applications.
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 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 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 Intros Snapdragon 821 for High-End Devices
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 821, an update to its flagship Snapdragon 820 processor. The new SoC primarily boosts the performance of the silicon with higher clock speed and other refinements.