Qualcomm adds MSM8226 and MSM8626 chipsets to Snapdragon S4 line

QualcommQualcomm this week introduced two new chipsets in its Snapdragon S4 family of mobile processors. The MSM8226 and MSM8626 chipsets both come with quad-core 28nm processors, Adreno 305 GPUs, 1080p capture and playback, support for cameras up to 13MP. They promise “exceptionally long battery life to high-volume smartphones” but Qualcomm provides no numbers to support the claim.

“The expansion of our Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 family extends our leadership in performance and low power for the high-volume smartphones,” said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president and co-president of mobile and computing products, Qualcomm Technologies. “This expanded roadmap provides our customers with a differentiated feature set upon which to build compelling smartphones for budget-conscious consumers.”

Qualcomm expects both the MSM8226 and MSM8626 with support for UMTS, CDMA and TD-SCDMA, will be ready for customer sampling sometime in the first half of 2013. Oddly, neither new chipset will support LTE, suggesting they may be intended for entry or mid-tier devices or developing markets.

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