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Qualcomm introduces its new Snapdragon mobile processors at CES 2013


Qualcomm introduces its new Snapdragon processorsQualcomm has announced that they will be retiring their S1, S2, S3 and S4 series mobile chips and introducing a new generation of processors. The new chips will remain under the Snapdragon name but will have new number identifiers – 200, 400, 600 and 800. They also promise to offer impressive advances in power and speed.

The Snapdragon 200 and 400 chips will be used on low-end budget devices while the 600 and 800 series will be on more powerful high-end devices.

The Snapdragon 600 would essentially be the upgrade from the current Snapdragon S4 Pro. Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 600 will offer 40% improvement in performance over the S4 Pro. Devices with this chip onboard are expected to arrive in the market in the second quarter of 2013.

The Snapdragon 800 will be a larger leap forward with each core running at 2.3GHz with a promise of a 75% performance improvement. It will also include the Adreno 330 GPU which is expected to offer double the graphics power, a faster LTE Category 4 modem, improved Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, QFHD video recording, support for up to 2560 x 2048 pixel resolutions and improvements in power consumptions. These chipsets are expected to arrive on smartphones and tablets around the middle of this year.


source - Qualcomm


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