Qualcomm with six new Snapdragon 200 low-cost chipsets
According to many analyzers, the emerging markets possess huge possibilities for a market growth and many OEM and suppliers have turned their attention to these markets. In the new markets, the technology progress is in its very beginning and many people living there are not likely to buy the high-end and even mid-range devices. That’s why many part manufacturers like Qualcomm are trying to deliver cheap and affordable products, leading to decreased cost of the overall product. This has its negatives – these devices usually have very limited performance capabilities. But, with the technology development these low-cost chipsets are constantly improving their performance.
Yesterday, in a new press release, Qualcomm presented information about 6 new low-cost chipsets in addition to the Snapdragon 200 line up. These chipsets will deliver enough power for the daily tasks and they will be coupled with the Ardeno 302 graphic adapter. Qualcomm targets the emerging markets; the new chipsets will support HSPA+ 21 and 3G networks and dualSIM configurations and they will support Android, Windows Phone and Firefox operating systems. According to the information, these processors will be offered only for the Asian or other emerging markets and we will not see them in Europe or in the USA.
These new entry level offerings are based on the 28nm technology and they will be available later this year, Qualcomm reveals. There will be dual-core and quad-core chipsets, allowing the low-budget customers to enjoy more advanced and modern features. They will allow 3G connectivity, power-efficient performance and can be incorporated in a wide range of smartphones on different operating systems. The new Snapdragon 200 processors will support up to an 8 MP main, and up to a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. We can see these new chipsets in some budget devices around year’s end.