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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 400 with quad core A7 CPU and built-in LTE

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Qualcomm announced the newest addition to their Snapdragon 400 family, the MSM8926 SoC. Qualcomm’s new SKU comes with quad-core ARM Cortex A7 CPUs and features built-in LTE.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 chipsets are targeted at mid-range devices such as the HTC First or the Sony Xperia L, or even the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. This new model, the MSM8926, features four ARM Cortex A7 CPUs and the Adreno 305 GPU. As the title says, the new SoC features built-in LTE.

Qualcomm Integrates Multimode 3G/4G LTE into Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processors with Quad-Core CPUs for High-Volume Smartphones in Emerging Regions

Snapdragon 400 block diagram

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 Salient Features:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPUs
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • LPDDR3/LPDDR2 Support
  • Category 4 LTE (FDD/TDD)
  • Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA)

Expect the MSM8926 to become available towards the end of 2013. Qualcomm also introduced reference tablet designs (7-inch and 10-inch) which are based on the older (3G only) MSM8230 and MSM8030 chipsets. The said variants are targeted at developing markets such as India and China.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 reference tablet

Source: Qualcomm via Android Central

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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