Qualcomm to put new meaning in low-end phones with six new Snapdragon 200 chipsets

Qualcomm to put new meaning in low-end phones with six new Snapdragon 200 chipsets
Qualcomm is the undisputed king of mobile processors, due to its expertise in packing everything together, including the full connectivity suite. Its Snapdragon 800 brainchild is marching through and destroying benchmarks, and we can't wait for the Sony Xperia ZU to be announced next week to gauge the real-life performance.

In the meantime, however, the Texans are not leaving the humble low-end devices hung out to dry, as it just introduced not one or two, but six new chipsets in its entry level Snapdragon 200 family.

These are, naturally, meant for emerging markets, where cheap Android handsets sell by the boatload, but even there Qualcomm wants to set some standards with dual- or quad-core variants, supporting up to 8 MP rear cameras and 5 MP frontal ones, for instance. The phones with the new Snapdragon 200 line will also support up to 21Mbit/s HSPA+ or TD-CDMA, depending on the region, and can come in dual and even triple-SIM versions for a well-rounded suite.



1. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Now if only the nest gen low end lumias could be powered by this. Or low mid range android phones. That will fit my budget nicely. :D

5. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Actually Nokia 520 (the cheapest current generation lumia device) has more powerful chipset than any of the snapdragon 200 soc available now.

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Mediatek pretty much own this territory

7. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

But not totally.

3. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

A direct attack on Mediatek only if they'll be able to keep a check on price point.

4. FlushGordon unregistered

Very unlikely...I don't see any chip maker surpassing Mediatek (price/performance ratio) at this point in time....well unless Rockchip makes a killer quad smartphone SoC of their own

8. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

allwinner beats mediatek

6. jibraihimi

Posts: 807; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

We will see more low cost phones, as competition between mediatek and Qualcomm intensifies for low end segment.........

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