Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S4 and S1 mobile chipsets

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S4 and S1 mobile chipsets
Qualcomm unveiled today the full suite of its upcoming Snapdragon S4 chipsets, including update to the already-announced APQ8064, which is rumored to find way into the quad-core HTC Zeta handset next year.

The new S4s will use the 28nm Krait architecture, and are labeled MSM8660A, MSM8260A, MSM8630, MSM8230, MSM8627, MSM8227, APQ8060A and APQ8030, in addition to the previously-announced MSM8960, MSM8930 and APQ8064. The best part in the presser was that we will begin to see devices with the S4 chippery as soon as early 2012.

These codes cover the gamut of connectivity options - EV-DO, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, LTE FDD, LTE TDD - this is the advantage of Qualcomm's SoCs, as we can clearly see in LTE handsets, which are mostly running Snapdragons.

Apart from the powerful S4, Qualcomm also announced upgrades to its S1 family that is found in handsets like the first generation of Windows Phones. The updated chipsets are labeled MSM7225A, MSM7625A, MSM7227A and MSM7627A, and are expected to offer a superior price/performance ratio for entry level handsets, and ease the 2G to 3G transition in emerging markets.

source: Qualcomm

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