Feb, 20 2013

Qualcomm has announced a couple of new chipset options for vendors who want to provide powerful entry-level and mid-range smartphones at a more affordable price. Enter the Snapdragon 200 and 400, two chipsets which won’t boast “best overall” performance but should be a popular configuration in a time where OEMs are looking to capture every side of the market possible.

The Snapdragon 400 includes two different CPU options: a dual Krait-based setup with 1.7GHz per core, or a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 setup at up to 1.4GHz per core. Both options include a nice Adreno 305 GPU, Miracast support, up to 13.5MP camera support with 1080p capture and playback, and more.

On the other hand, the Snapdragon 200 will be a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 configuration at 1.4Ghz per core, will house an Adreno 203 GPU, support for cameras up to 8 megapixels and more. It’s tough to say how these chipsets will perform in real-world scenarios, but if these are headed into devices aimed at emerging markets we imagine they’ll be more than enough.

Qualcomm has more details over at its blog, including information about RAM, dual-SIM capabilities, the modems being paired with these chipsets and more. Get over there and read up if any of that stuff is important to you, and we’ll be keeping our eye out for any devices that might be coming to market with these two pups starting at Mobile World Congress next week.

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