Man, it’s processor mania at the moment. Over the past couple of days, we’ve had Nvidia unveiling the Tegra 4i with integrated LTE, and earlier today I relayed ZTE’s promise of bringing the first Tegra 4 smartphones to market.
We kinda met the Snapdragon 200 and 400 back at CES last month, but they’ve been given a more formal introduction this week. Er, for some reason.
Just as we were getting used to Qualcomm’s S1, S2, S3 and S4 naming convention, they told us to prepare for the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and 800.
The higher the number, the better the processor, essentially, so the Snapdragon 200 and 400 will be found in entry-level and “high volume” devices.
Specifically, Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 400 is “designed to deliver the performance, connectivity and battery life that consumers expect”, while the Snapdragon 200 delivers “a balance of value and performance, including robust connectivity and better battery life for entry level smartphones.”
I won’t delve too much into the technical side, but if the mention of TDSCDMA and LPDDR 2 RAM get you hot and bothered, head over to the Qualcomm blog for a full rundown of Snapdragon 200 and 400 specs.