Menu
Cheaper LTE smartphones on the way thanks to new Snapdragon chip

Cheaper LTE smartphones on the way thanks to new Snapdragon chip

They will be out during the first half of next year

With the introduction of the Snapdragon 210 chipset, Qualcomm is hoping to push down the cost of LTE smartphones even further.

The last 12 months have seen a growing focus on smartphones that cost below US$200. But while these products are becoming increasingly competent, they are still just 3G devices. Qualcomm is hoping to change that with the introduction of the Snapdragon 210 processor, which will be used in smartphones starting during the first half of next year, it said Wednesday.

The company isn't saying what it expects smartphones based on the new processor will cost. However, looking at the price of devices powered by current Snapdragon 200 processors, price tags around $100 without a contract aren't out of the question.

For example, Motorola's Moto E costs from $129 and the Nokia Lumia 530 from Microsoft costs about €85 ($110).

Smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 210 can also have two SIM cards and 8-megapixel cameras that can shoot full HD video. The Moto E and Lumia 530 both have 5-megapixel cameras. The processor can also power tablets.

Qualcomm also launched the Snapdragon 208 for even cheaper 3G smartphones. The processor has dual-core CPUs and can display up to 960 x 540 pixels, the company said. The first smartphones based on the chipset are also expected to start shipping during the first six months of next year.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonestelecommunicationqualcomm4gconsumer electronics

Brand Post

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments