Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 200 dual-core and quad-core chips

Qualcomm has expanded the Snapdragon 200 line-up with new set of SoCs (System On Chip) with the new Adreno 302 GPU. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 200 chip at the CES 2013 back in January and detailed the features of the 8225Q and 8625Q it in February. The new 8×10 and 8×12 processors have ARM Cortex A7 CPUs, based on 28nm process technology and has support for HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps) and TD-SCDMA. The 8610 and 8210 would have dual-core CPUs and the 8612 and 8212 would come with quad-core CPUs, all clocked at 1.2 GHz per core and Adreno 302 GPU. Qualcomm would also release Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) versions of the processors.

Highlights of the Snapdragon 200 (8×10 and 8×12) processors

  • Up to 1.2 GHz dual-core or quad-core Cortex A7 CPU
  • Adreno 302 GPU, LPDDR2 RAM
  • Up to 720p HD display
  • Support for up to 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and up to a 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby, and Dual SIM, Dual Active, and Tri SIM Tri Standby support
  • IZat Location functionality for accurate auto and pedestrian navigation and indoor location capabilities for advanced location-based services
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0
  • Support for the latest Android, Windows Phone and Firefox operating systems

These Snapdragon 200 processor and the Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) counterparts would be available in late 2013.

Source: Qualcomm

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