Yesterday we were talking about how ARM intends to offer a new processor for the mid-range that offers power and low consumption at the same time, but that does not mean that existing chips cannot be used and improved. Something like that has thought Qualcomm with its new version of Snapdragon 400. This SoC (system-on-chip) has already been used by several devices with Android, As the HTC First, and will be the one that carry future models like the Samsung Galaxy Mega or the Galaxy S4 Mini.
However, the Snapdragon 400 was missing a very important detail, which Qualcomm has solved: compatibility with 4G / LTE networks. These connections will now be included in the chip as standard Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, which has four cores at 1.2 Ghz. The connectivity options do not stop there, as it also includes Wifi 802.11 ac and Miracast support, to relay video and audio between devices. In addition, it allows you to use two SIM cards. In general, it is about a chip oriented to offer high speeds of connection to mid-range devices. Manufacturers will have it available by the end of the year, so we will surely not see any device with it until the middle of next year.
Qualcomm has also shown its new reference tablet, in seven and ten inch versions. This type of device is not designed for sale to the public, but it is for manufacturers to see What is Snapdragon 400 at 1.2Ghz and 1.4 Ghz chips that it mounts, and design your own products with that reference. This particular tablet is designed for so-called emerging countries, and although we will not see it in the market, we can expect similar devices. In this case the connectivity is reduced to 3G and Wifi 802.11 b / g / n, although the multimedia section is covered with plenty thanks to its Adreno 305 GPU that allows you to play and capture video at 1080p.
Source | Qualcomm