Qualcomm made two announcements today, both of which aim to further push the envelope. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 family is getting a brand new processor, the MSM8926. It features quad-core CPUs and adds support for integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE, aside from “key modem features that are important to China and other emerging regions, including TD-SCDMA, HSPA+ (up to 42Mbps), and multi-SIM capabilities”. Late 2013 is when you should expect it the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.
Additionally, the chip-maker also announced that it is working with Microsoft in order to bring Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors to Windows RT 8.1 devices. The chips will support the new platform in addition to integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE modem. The CPU clocks at speeds of up to 2.2 GHz per core and also offer USB 3.0 and support for Windows RT 8.1 features and services. Later this year is when you should expect to see devices powered by the new chip and Microsoft Windows RT 8.1.