On Wednesday, chip maker Qualcomm has officially launched a new series of chips aimed for mid-tier and entry level smartphone and tablet users. After the company had launched high-end Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors, they had to fulfill the lower segments.
The Snapdragon 400 chipset is designed for the performance, connectivity and battery life for smartphones and tablets. There will be two versions; first CPU comes with dual Krait CPUs clocked at 1.7 GHz, featuring Asynchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing (aSMP), which delivers peak performance while staying extremely efficient.
The second CPU comes with quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, clocked at up to 1.4 GHz. Both CPUs come with Adreno 305 GPU for 3D gaming and supports all the modem technologies, including TDSCDMA, DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps), 1x Advanced, W+G CDMA, and multi-SIM capabilities of Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) and Dual SIM, Dual Active (DSDA). The Snapdragon 400 chipset also supports LPDDR2 or LPDDR3 Fast RAM and advanced camera feature of up to 13.5-megapixels with 1080p video capture and playback.
The Snapdragon 200 chipset is aimed for entry level users, designed to deliver a performance at an affordable price with better battery life. Featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 CPUs clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, it also sports Adreno 203 GPU, Hexagon QDSP5 and Low-power DDR2 RAM. There is a support for HD video playback, CDMA multimode/UMTS modem options, high-accuracy GPS, Multi-SIM capabilities of Dual SIM Dual Standby, and cameras of up to 8-megapixels.