Qualcomm Revamps Snapdragon Lineup with New Naming Series 200, 400, 600 & 800


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Jan 5, 2011

Here's the first of a few stories from late last night at CES. Qualcomm officially unveiled their new Snapdragon lineup. They are moving away from the "S" series naming convention. Their new chips will be called the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 & 800. The 200 series will be their budget-friendly chips, and the 400 will be for the moderate crowd. The 600 and 800 are left for the high-end flagship devices. Of course, we are most excited by the upper echelon chips, so here's a breakdown of specs for Qualcomm's newest beastly tech:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • New quad-core Krait 400 CPU, with speeds up to 2.3GHz per core
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2x32bit LP-DDR3 at 800MHz
  • New Hexagon DSP V5 for enhanced low power performance
  • New IZat ™ location technology for high performance, highly accurate navigation platform
  • Third-gen 4G LTE modem with data rates up to 150Mbps
  • Integrated newest generation mobile Wi-Fi connectivity, 802.11ac
  • Support higher display resolutions (up to 2560 x 2048 pixels) and Miracast 1080p
  • Dual Image Signal Processors (ISP) for Qualcomm Snapdragon Camera with support for computational camera
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
  • New quad-core Krait 300 CPU, with speeds up to 1.9GHz per core
  • New speed-enhanced Adreno 320 GPU
  • Support for LPDDR3 memory
Supposedly, the 600 series chips will be 40% faster than their previous Snapdragon S4 Pro chips, and the 800 series will be 75% faster. If these figures turn out to be true, then it looks like Qualcomm could have another huge hit on their hands.

Source: Hardwarezone