We don’t make a habit of bringing you stories about processors, but we’ll make an exception today because Qualcomm’s got some news that could genuinely shake up the market. Ready for quad-core across the board?
Qualcomm as unveiled two new chips in its Snapdragon S4 Play range – the MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q. Not the catchiest of names, granted, but they’re clever little things.
Both chips are variants of the S4 Pro chipset, which means that they’re quad-core, but tuned specifically for phones with lower RAM.
What does that mean? Well, in practice, it means that Qualcomm will be able to supply manufacturers with low-cost processors for low-cost phones, but with the power that quad-core architecture allows. There’s support for 4G LTE, too.
Quad-core processors in a raft of low-cost handsets? That can only be a good thing.