After a long time, one of the most preferred chipset company-- Qualcomm has announced its low-end chipsets - the Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 208. These latest SoCs are designed for entry-level smartphones and tablets, which is pretty clear.
The Snapdragon 210 offers multimode 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM configurations at low costs. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 210 offers LTE connectivity fully integrated with 4G LTE-Advanced Cat 4 Carrier Aggregation, LTE Broadcast and LTE Dual SIM/Dual Standby.
Precisely, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC supports up to 1.1 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 CPU with Adreno 304 GPU. Other features include: 1080p video playback with H.265 (HEVC), Display up to 720p, Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution, LPDDR2/LPDDR3 at 533MHz, eMMC 4.5 SD 3.0 (UHS-I), LTE Category 4 (up to 150 Mbps), WCDMA (3C-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), EV-DO Rev. B, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE, LTE multimode Dual SIM support with Dual Standby, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE, NFC and GPS, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
With Quick Charge 2.0, the Snapdragon 210 will allow batteries to charge up 75% faster than devices that don't have fast charging technology inside. The chip supports an 8MP camera, Zero Shutter Lag, HDR, 1080p Full HD video recording, auto focus, auto white balance and auto exposure.
Talking about the other one - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 208 SoC, it supports a up to 1.1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno 304 GPU, 720p video playback with H.265 (HEVC), Display up to qHD, Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution, LPDDR2/LPDDR3 400MHz Single-channel 16-bit, eMMC 4.51 SD 3.0 (UHS-I), 3G HSPA+ (up to 42 Mbps) , WCDMA (3C-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO Rev. B, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE, Dual SIM Dual Standby, up to 5MP camera support, 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE, NFC and GPS and a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
Both the Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 208 SoCs would be available in commercial devices in the first half of 2015. Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) reference tablet based on Snapdragon 210 would also be available in H1 2015.
These new chipsets will be a great new offering from Qualcomm, towards low-end smartphone makers. Specially, as far as Indian smartphone vendors are concerned, Micromax, Karbonn, and Lava would be the one to use them for sure.
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