Qualcomm unveils 2 new Dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 chipsets
Qualcomm has announced 2 new Dual-core 1 GHz chipsets in the Snapdragon S4 family. They announced 8 new Snapdragon S4 chips last month in addition to 3 chips that were announced previously. The new Qualcomm MSM8625 and the MSM8225 chips would come with Qualcomm’s Adreno 203 GPU and an integrated 3G modem. These are compatible with MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A family of chipsets that would let existing Snapdragon S1-based designs seamlessly migrate to S4 dual core-based designs.
These chipsets will be available on Qualcomm’s third generation Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) development platform in the first half of 2012 and also as standalone chipsets. The QRD ecosystem program is designed to help device manufacturers developing products for regions where the networks are evolving from 2G to 3G and popular smartphone markets. QRD development platforms based on both the MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A chipsets are currently available.