Qualcomm announces quad-core Snapdragon S4 Play processors

Qualcomm announces quad-core Snapdragon S4 Play processorsYelling in a massive press release out of Beijing, Qualcomm has welcomed an additional two members to its Snapdragon S4 Play family.

Joining the dual-core MSM8225 and MSM8625 are the quad-core MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q. No prizes for having guessed those names. “Let’s just pop a ‘Q’ on the end, eh?”

Both the quad-core MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q support LPDDR2 memory, and increase bus bandwidth to welcome features such as higher screen resolutions and HD video.

The Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q rocks Qualcomm’s multimode UMTS/CDMA modem, while the MSM8225Q is UMTS only.

“Our broad portfolio of Snapdragon S4 mobile processors delivers the optimal balance of features and performance for the high-volume smartphone segment,” screams Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon, senior vice president and co-president of mobile and computing products.

“By offering both dual-core and quad-core CPU versions of the Snapdragon S4 Play processor, we are providing our OEM and operating partners a competitive and differentiated platform.”

The MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q will be ready for customer sampling by the end of the year, and are expected to ship in devices by Q1 2013.

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