Qualcomm has announced that it has added six new processors in its Snapdragon 200 line-up for China and emerging markets. These processors are manufactured on a 28nm process technology and feature support for key modem technologies like HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps) and TD-SCDMA.
“With the expanded line of Snapdragon 200 processors, Qualcomm Technologies is building on its dual- and quad-core processor portfolio for entry-level smartphones and tablets, bringing key process technology and modem features to all Snapdragon tiers,” said Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
The new processors will also support dual cameras, with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and up to a 5 megapixel front-facing one, as well as feature a single platform for all SIM variants, including Dual SIM, Dual Standby, and Dual SIM, Dual Active, and Tri SIM Tri Standby.
According to a press release issued by the company, these new additions to Snapdragon 200 come with Adreno 302 GPU for better graphics support; integrated IZat Location functionality and support of Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0; support for the latest Android version; RxD support; and a single, multimode modem enabling faster data rates, fewer dropped calls, and better connections.
These processors as well as their Qualcomm Reference Design counterparts are expected to be available in late-2013.