Qualcomm details Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors

Qualcomm unveiled the new range of Snapdragon processors including the Snapdragon 800, 600, 400 and 200 series at the International CES 2013.  They did not reveal the specifications for the Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 series at the event last month. Now the company has detailed complete specifications for these processors in their latest blog post.

Both these are based on 28nm process technology, unlike some of the Snapdragon S4 Play models that were based on 45nm process. The Snapdragon 400 also has support for LPDDR3 RAM similar to the Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors. Both these have Dual SIM support, while the Snapdragon 400 also has Dual SIM Dual Active support.

Features of Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 200

  • Snapdragon 400 – up to 1.7 GHz dual-core Krait CPU / up to 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno  305 GPU, LPDDR2 or LPDDR3 RAM, TDSCDMA, DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps),  Dual SIM withDual Standby (DSDS) and Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) support, up to 13.5MP camera support, 1080p video capture and playback, Miracast support. It is aimed at high volume smartphones and tablets.
  • Snapdragon 200 – up to 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex A5 CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, LPDDR2 RAM, HD video playback, CDMA multimode/UMTS , GPS, Dual SIM with Dual Standby, Up to 8 Megapixel camera support. It is aimed at entry level smartphones.

 Qualcomm did not reveal the exact date when we can see these processors on commercial devices, but these are expected later this year. Hope we can see some smartphones and tablets powered by these new Snapdragon processors at the MWC 2013 next week.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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