Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 210 processor for enty-level LTE smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon processorLTE, once a feature found only on flagship smartphones, has gradually been making its way onto more affordable devices. That movement is only going to accelerate with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor. Designed for entry-level smartphones and tablets, it comes with integrated, multimode 3G/4G LTE Advanced and LTE dual-SIM capabilities.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor supports 4G LTE for everyone. And with its combination of features and performance that don’t compromise battery life, budget mobile devices will never be the same.

Manufactured on the 28nm LP process, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 sports four 1.1GHz ARM Cortex-A7 cores and an Adreno 304 GPU. It comes with support for displays up to HD (720×1280), GPS, 802.11 n Wi-Fi, BT4.1 + BLE, NFC and cameras up to 8MP.

Manufacturers have had great success with less expensive smartphones that still offer a relatively comparable experience to that of more expensive devices. The Moto G has been a hit for Motorola despite not having LTE (until the Moto G with LTE). The Moto E took the same formula to an even lower price point. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 could make it easier for Motorola to give the Moto E successor LTE capabilities while maintaining its price point.

For markets where LTE is still not available, Qualcomm also introduced the dual-core Snapdragon 208 with support for displays up to qHD (540×960).

Both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 208 are expected to be available in devices in the first half of 2015.

Source : Qualcomm