Qualcomm introduces two new Snapdragon S4 processors
Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon S4 line of processors has proven to be incredibly popular. The company continues to push forward and has added yet two new CPUs to the Snapdragon S4 family – the MSM8226 and the MSM8626, both bound for China, and offering a number of very impressive features. Well, indeed, we’ll need to wait for their actual launch until Q2 2013.
The 28nm silicon quad-core chips can boast support for 1080p recording and playback along with support for up to 13-megapixel cameras thanks to the Adreno 305 GPU. Both of them come with multi-SIM support, which includes dual SIM, dual standby and dual SIM, dual active and each can support China’s TD-SCDMA, CDMA, and HSPA+ networks. According to Qualcomm, the WTR2605 radio that makes these chips compatible with those networks is 40% more efficient and an impressive 60% smaller than its predecessors.
The company will also be delivering Qualcomm Reference Design versions of each. With these chips, developers shall receive handset development resources, which includes access to hardware and software that has been tested for compatibility with QRD devices.