Qualcomm Grows the Snapdragon 200 Processor
Qualcomm has expanded its Snapdragon 200 processor family in order to bring more features to entry-level devices. There are six new processors that come in both dual-core and quad-core configurations. They are all manufactured using 28nm processes and include support for HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA for Asian markets. The chips can support dual cameras with main cameras as high as 8 megapixels and user-facing cameras as high as 5 megapixels, they support Dual- and Triple-SIM cards, and are packaged with the Adreno 302 GPU. The new chips also support Quick Charge 1.0 for faster battery charging. Qualcomm expects its handset partners to release new devices based on these chips later this year.
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.
Microsoft Debuts Two Low-Cost Lumias
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 532 and Lumia 435, two entry-level Windows Phones. Both devices run Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update and include core software features such as Microsoft Office, Skype, OneDrive, HERE Maps, and Cortana.
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 Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.