Qualcomm unveils a pair of Snapdragon S4 chipsets

Qualcomm unveils a pair of Snapdragon S4 chipsets
Qualcomm announced that it is adding a pair of new chipsets to its existing Snapdragon S4 family. Named MSM8625 and MSM8225, both chips incorporate a dual-core processor that tops at 1GHz, Adreno 203 graphics, and a 3G modem.

Thanks to their compatibility with older chipsets, such as the MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A, a phone manufacturer can start using the new chips in its Snapdragon S1-based handset designs without the need to alter them. That enables companies to quickly and efficiently produce budget-minded handsets that offer decent performance. The devices that will have the new chips inside them will most likely be marketed in countries that are currently transitioning to 3G wireless connectivity.

Companies will be able to start using the MSM8225 and MSM8625 in the first half of 2012. It is said that mostly Android devices will sport the new chips, yet other platforms are not out of the question. Feel free to check out the press release below for further details.

source: Qualcomm via Electronista

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12 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

qualcomm may have something going with these mid range/budget dual core chip designs going here.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes they do these chips are for countries in their wireless infancy who are transitioning from 2G to 3G. (probably 3rd world countries) These chips won't make it into phones in countries that have established 3G & are moving toward 4G.

3. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

i am from a 3rd world country but we have 4g here... how can you judge us because were just a 3rd world country does not mean we dont have the technology...

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude that is great but not all 3rd world countries have 3G much less 4G. Go to Haiti, Nicaragua, & go to some South American countries. Go to some African & middle Eastern countries, not all of them are in your same boat. There are other countries in the world not just yours. I never said 3rd world countries have no technology, you did. So please don’t put words in my mouth. I don’t judge, I can speak from personal experience because I have been to places like that.

5. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

dont call me dude... i dont use stones or drugs... and also im sorry cause your comment sounds something else for me... XD

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude is not a bad word. It doesn’t mean you take drugs, so please calm down. It's like calling you man, mister, or whatever. You think that 3rd world is a derogatory term. I meant no insult, I think you are just going a bit overboard. Lets tone it down a bit.

6. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Third World  noun ( sometimes lowercase ) 1. the underdeveloped nations of the world, especially those with widespread poverty. 2. the group of developing nations, especially of Asia and Africa, that do not align themselves with the policies of either the U.S. or the former Soviet Union. 3. the minority groups within a nation or predominant culture.

7. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

yup thats ours... now i wonder why i can reply to comments and thumbs up???

8. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You're being a bit harsh don't you think? Are you saying that it is completely unjustified to assume that a third world (underdeveloped) country is behind the curve when it comes to some technologies like the fastest networks? Not saying there aren't third world countries with 4G mind you, just that they are more likely to have less current technology. You're just taking this a little too personally because you read the word third world my friend. You know he didn't mean to insult anyone don't you?

9. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

did you not see my comment above?? i commented already about this... damn.. dont you read.. come on now...

11. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

chilax dont get your panties in a bunch

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im offended by the fact that you think dude means stoner. When i was a teenager i surfed.. alot. And I said dude a lot. And I might have puffed.. but i definitely did not inhale! wait.. am i hurting the argument or helping it?? :) Point is, dude is slang for bro, which is slang for mr., you, friend, brother, "hey you"... on and on and on. There is no "drug" connotation to it.

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