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Qualcomm completes new Snapdragon family with 200 and 400 SoCs

Qualcomm has unleashed two more system-on-chip series (which it calls processors) yesterday. The Snapdragon 200 and Snapdragon 400 join the Snapdragon 600 and the Snapdragon 800 which were unveiled earlier in January at CES in Las Vegas.

It's worth noting that the launch happens just a few days before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The two product ranges, which aim at the entry level and middle tier, complete the company's new tiering structure and mark its transition away from the S1-S4 one (although we are still fond of the MSM naming structure). There will be nine Snapdragon 400 parts and two Snapdragon 200 for now.

The Snapdragon 400 will exist as dual Krait SoC clocked at up to 1.7GHz or quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU running at up to 1.4GHz. This series will use an Adreno 305 GPU plus a 3G modem, support for Miracast, LPDDR2/LPDDR3, up to 13-megapixel camera and a dual-SIM configuration.

As for the Snapdragon 200, they surprisingly use quad-core Cortex-A5 CPU clocked at up to 1.4GHz with a Hexagon QSDP5, an Adreno 203 GPU, support for HD video playback, LPDDR2, GPS, multi-SIM and an 8-megapixel camera. The Snapdragon 200 series will focus on the lowest tier.

It is not known yet whether the parts will replace existing Qualcomm SKUs and when the first devices sporting the Qualcomm 400 and the Qualcomm 200 will come to market.

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