CES 2013 | Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 200, 400, 600, and 800 series
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Chipmaker Qualcomm has announced at CES 2013 new Snapdragon SoCs with (yet again) a new naming scheme. Instead of the previous S1, S2, S3, and S4 denotations to differentiate between processing power and features, the new umbrella terms will now be the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600, and 800 series. Qualcomm claims that the updated numbering will allow for a wider range of more easily identifiable models.
First up are the Snapdragon 200 and 400 series, which will be designed for entry-level and mainstream smartphones, respectively. A few SoCs from the 400 family will also be making its way to tablets. The 600 series is more or less equivalent to the S4 Pro series and will also be available for mobile devices. Lastly, the 800 series will carry chipsets of the highest performance.
While initial specifications for the 600 and 800 series are provided below, Qualcomm has revealed no further details for the 200 and 400 series. Batches of 600 and 800 SoCs are already on their way from suppliers and are expected to be available sometime during the second half of 2013.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600:
- CPU: Quad-Core Krait 300 up to 1.9 GHz
- GPU: Adreno 320
- Memory: LPDDR3
- Performance: up to 40 percent more powerful than a Snapdragon S4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800:
- CPU: Quad-Core, Krait 400, bis 2,3 GHz per Core
- GPU: Adreno 330 with Flex-Render-Technology, for up to twice the graphical power of the Adreno 320
- Memory: LPDDR3 @800MHz, Memory Bandwidth 12.8 Gbps
- Communication: 4G LTE and 802.11ac
- Video: UltraHD ("4K") up to 4096 x 2304 pixels
- Audio: HD Audio with support for DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound
- Image processor: Dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) with support up to 1080p30 for 4 cameras, 3D images, autofocus
- Performance : Up to 75 Prozent more powerful than a Snapdragon S4 Pro