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