Qualcomm reveals lower end Snapdragon 200 and 400 processors

Qualcomm reveals lower end Snapdragon 200 and 400 processors
The HTC One uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

The HTC One uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

Qualcomm has introduced two low end processors to go along with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The Snapdragon 400 has dual Krait CPU's running as high as 1.7GHz and quad ARM Cortex A-7 CPUs topping out at 1.4GHz with an Adreno 305 GPU. The 400 supports 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) and also supports a camera up to 13.5MP.

The Snapdragon 200 brings you quad ARM Cortex-A5 CPUs running as high as 1.4GHz per core with the Adreno 203 GPU crunching the graphics. It enables "high-accuracy" GPS and HD video playback as well as supporting dual SIMs and camera support of up to 8MP. Pricing was not disclosed, but just like the flour used in those cakes you eat, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 are baked into the final product.

We've already seen that the LG Optimus G Pro and the HTC One are coming to market with the 600 on board and it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S IV could be powered by the 600 as well.

source: Qualcomm via Engadget

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20 Comments

1. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Good processors.

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Qualcomm ?! Who cares !! Sony is showing off the PS4 !!!

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thanks...I forgot all about it. There now... It woulda been nice for Sony to send a reminder email when the live feed started...

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Because this is PhoneArena, not GamingConsoleArena.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol....yea...but he gave me the heads up. I had to give him a thumbs up... :-) But you are right.

3. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

None are using 800, apparently.

4. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Does that mean low end phones getting quad core processors also...? That'd be pretty crazy... the average consumer wouldn't know what the differences are between low/mid/high end phones.

20. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

As far as the lag goes.. yup u seem correct !

7. wizzardtech

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Qualcomm is the only company that can mass produce this cpu's even Samsung cannot do it and were running out of stock with their Exynos. Qualcomm cpu's has been used by LG, Sony, HTC, Nokia, Blackberry, Motorola and even Samsung. They are the no.1 player for this kind of product

19. quaqua

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Qualcom do the mass produce in the TSMC (taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company). The same foundry as the one used by nVidia.

8. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

Its funny how things change not too long ago every other word out of peoples was crapdragon this and crapdragon that now there on top who'd a thunk it lol

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

only the people who like to see the underdogs prevail of course ;)

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

ive always had faith in crapdragon ;)

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

For the US.....After Texas Instruments didnt make any new chips, the Exynos wasnt and might not be that available in devices in the US.....Apple's chip is only used in iDevices.......Snapdragon and Nvidia had the US of A all to themselves. Qualcomm handled LTE better than Nvidia....it woulda been a crying shame if Qualcomm didnt take advantage of it. And now at this point in time....performance between all these different chips is so similar, it doesnt really matter now. I have a Maxx HD with a dual core chip....and the only thing I want it to do is handle switching between listening to music and taking a phone call at the same time better. And handle listening to music and browsing the web at the same time better. It hiccups at times doing those things. Most every thing else it handles good. All I want is better multi tasking. I dont care about the best benchmarks.

13. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Good enough for my use...

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

So the next gen lumia will have to have the 600 unless it'll be stuck with a 13 mp camera at most.

15. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

If those are considered low-end, I'm extremely excited to see how powerful affordable smartphones in 2013 would be!

16. nikenturd unregistered

NVIDIA is still king.......of playing catch up :-D

17. NateAdam8

Posts: 411; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

There are two smartphone manufacturers that are known to have low-end quad core devices I know ZTE has at least two of them, one is a 1.3Ghz Quad-Core and a 1.2Ghz Quad-Core and these devices are said to cost anywhere between $260-$340 a device.

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Does anyone know how the 400 stacks up against the S4 Pro?

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