Aimed towards providing manufacturers with an efficient way of equipping smartphones with more capabilities, two new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 class processors dubbed as the MSM8625 and MSM8225 make their across the tech terrain. The latest offerings that are touted to offer dual core performance whilst operating at frequencies of up to 1GHz, are also accompanied by the Adreno 203 GPU as well as a built-in 3G modem.
On launching the new chipsets, manufacturers will be able to conveniently migrate from Snapdragon S1 designs and adapt to the S4 series of dual core based SOCs. Being software as well as hardware compatible with the MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A chipset family, companies can expand their product line through cost effective 3G capable smartphones along with various other advancements.
Cristiano Amon, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm commented, “Smartphones present a large business opportunity for many of our customers, which is why we have created the QRD ecosystem program to assist them with developing compelling product designs with competitive differentiation. The program combines all the elements our customers need to get a new smartphone design to launch quickly and cost effectively, from carrier-ready hardware and software to local technical support resources.”
Additionally, the company has also announced the third generation of its Qualcomm Reference Design ecosystem program through which manufacturers are likely to introduce smartphones into the market at a faster pace and with lower development costs. This program is mainly initiated to help companies produce devices in regions where carriers are still to evolve from 2G networks and adopt 3G bands.
The two new Qualcomm MSM8625 and MSM8225 Snapdragon chipsets will be available in the first half of 2012. Furthermore, the QRD development platforms that are based on the MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A chipsets are already stated to be available.