Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 is a new LTE-ready chipset for entry-level phones
While processors admittedly aren’t the most interesting part of mobile devices these days – though many obsess over them – they are the brains behind the functioning of handsets, and thus a critical component of our smartphones. When it comes to low-end phones, one of the places cost-reducing measures are taken is the processor, with there routinely being a lack of LTE support and other such things at this kind of price point. So that’s why the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, announced just today, has piqued our interest: it brings LTE, in addition to a host of other features, to low-end phones.
The full list of features is below, so we won’t bore you by recounting it all, but LTE is the big deal here. Qualcomm is pushing the boundaries when it comes to low-end phones, and we’re happy for that.
- Seamless, advanced LTE connectivity with fully integrated 4G LTE-Advanced Cat 4 Carrier Aggregation, LTE Broadcast and LTE Dual SIM/Dual Standby — all firsts in this category of products.
- High-quality yet cost-effective multimedia experiences with Full-HD (1080p) playback with hardware HEVC.
- Enhanced performance and power efficiency in the entry-level tier with quad CPU and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 304 graphics.
- Superior camera capabilities, including up to 8 megapixel camera support and leading enhanced computational camera functionalities, including Zero Shutter Lag, high dynamic range (HDR), autofocus, auto white balance and auto exposure.
- Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 support, enabling up to 75% faster battery charging than devices without fast-charging technology.