Qualcomm announces six variants of Snapdragon 200 processor for emerging markets in press release

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In a new press release by Qualcomm, they announced that the company has come out with 6 variants to their Snapdragon 200 processor, built for devices that won’t break the bank. It’s clear that Qualcomm is focusing their efforts here on emerging markets, and on consumers that don’t need higher-end devices, or simply can’t/won’t spend money on a higher-end device with a processor such as the Snapdragon 800.

The six variants feature Adreno 302, and will offer enough horsepower to perform all the standard tasks one would need a smart phone to do, on the networks people need them to be on. The configurations are complete with support for HSPA+ 21 and TD-SCDMA 3G networks, and will come in standard, Dual-SIM Dual-Standby, Dual-SIM Dual-Active and Tri-SIM Tri-Standby configurations. The chipset is made to be fully functional with Android, Firefox OS, and Windows Phone as well.

These chips won’t make their way to the western hemisphere, but they certainly are key to the company’s expansion and pushing technology to those that don’t have it yet. Check after the break for Qualcomm’s full press release on the matter.  » Read the rest

2.5GHz Snapdragons at the start of next year

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Coming from the Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul, expect new single, dual, and quad-core chips boasting speeds of 2.5GHz to be inside phones at the start of next year. Thats almost double the speed of anything on the market today! Also, this S4 class chipset will offer Adreno Graphics, 3D, 1080p HD, as well as sporting 3G and LTE connectivity as standard. We’ll likely start seeing the first of the beasts at Mobile World Conference in February. Who’s drooling already?

Snapdragon Roadmap Photo from the event, just past the break. » Read the rest

Sharp Aquos SH8298U 3D for SoftBank Japan

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Sharp is adding another glasses-free 3D phone to their stable, the Aquos SH8298U. This Aquos will sport Qualcomm’ Snapdragon MSM8255, a processor clocking in at 1.4GHz. Also onboard is an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB RAM, 2GB of internal storage, a 4.2 inch qHD glasses-free 3D display, dual 8MP cameras on the back (for 3D content), a 1240mAh battery, and lastly Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Pick it up from SoftBank in your choice of red or white.

[via pocketnow]