Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 208 processors for entry level devices announced
Popular chip maker Qualcomm that is known for its Snapdragon lineup of chipsets has come up with couple of the low-end offerings – Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 208 respectively. It appears like the firm is aiming to dominate the entry-level smartphone and tablet market segments with these chipsets.
The Snapdragon 210 provides multimode 4G LTE and LTE dual SIM configurations at low costs. As per the company, this chipset offers LTE connectivity that is integrated with 4G LTE-Advanced World Mode, Cat 4 Carrier Aggregation and LTE Broadcast. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 208 processor is a 3G only chipset that is designed for those regions where 3G is widespread and 4G is in the deployment phase.
The Snapdragon 210 equips a quad-core Cortex A7 processor and Adreno 304 graphics unit. It provides support to an 8MP primary camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and playback and display upto 720p HD. The camera aspects of the SoC are HDR, Zero Shutter Lag, auto while balance, auto focus and auto exposure.
On the other hand, the 3G only Snapdragon 208 comprises of a dual-core Cortex A7 processor paired with a similar Adreno 304 GPU. It supports displays upto qHD 960 x 540 pixels resolution and 5MP rear camera with HD 720p video recording.
Both the chipsets support Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Quick Charge 2.0 technology that is claimed to charge the device’s battery 75% quicker than usual. The SoCs will be available in the devices that are commercially released in the first half of 2015. Also, a reference tablet based on the Snapdragon 210 chipset is pegged to be launched in H1 2015.