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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212

Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212 SoC for cheap smartphones
Qualcomm Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212
These new chips bring 1080p video playback and recording support, X5 LTE connectivity, as well as improved graphics performance to low-end smartphones.

Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210 chips last September, and now they launch upgraded versions of these processors for entry-level smartphones. Dubbed Snapdragon 412 and Snapdragon 212, these new processors offer increased speeds and "the same great features as their predecessors."

According to Qualcomm's official blog post about these two new chips, these are their highlights:

  • Snapdragon 412: 64-bit architecture, Adreno 306 graphics, up to 13 MP camera and X5 LTE connectivity
  • Snapdragon 212: 32-bit architecture, Adreno 304 graphics, up to 8 MP camera and X5 LTE connectivity

In addition to the above, both processors integrate the usual set of features offered by cheap smartphones and tablets these days, including WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity, as well as NFC and USB 2.0 support. While it is not clear yet if these updated chips are already shipping to manufacturers, first devices that use them might launch later this year. We will get back to them as soon as we find out more, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-08-13 (Update: 2015-08-13)