Qualcomm Technologies will extend its Snapdragon processors into the connected tablet segment to boost chip business.
As part of its strategy, the chip major announced its partnership with Allwinner, which will be offering system solution services for those OEMs and ODMs creating 4G LTE-enabled tablets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and 210 processors.
Allwinner, a China-based fabless semiconductor company and a provider of total system solutions for the Android tablet ecosystem, will support the development of 4G LTE-enabled tablets based on the Snapdragon processors for domestic sales and export.
A statement from Qualcomm said that Allwinner will help expedite commercial deployment of high-quality, cost-effective 4G LTE-enabled tablets featuring QTI’s Snapdragon 410 and 210 processors.
“By working with Allwinner, we will be helping manufacturers to further utilize our industry leading processing and connectivity technologies to deliver high-quality consumer devices at great value,” said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president, QCT.
Features of Snapdragon 410 and 210 processors:
# 4G LTE Global Mode, with 7 mode support (LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x, GSM/EDGE)
LTE-Broadcast and Dual SIM technology
# Superior camera capabilities and leading enhanced computational camera functionalities, including Zero Shutter Lag, high dynamic range (HDR), autofocus, auto white balance and auto exposure.
# Support for the Android Lollipop mobile operating system
# Support for QTI’s Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which is designed to support up to 75% faster battery charging than devices without fast-charging technology.
# The Snapdragon 410 processor is designed additionally to support features such as:
# A quad-core ARM Cortex A53 running up to 1.4 GHz per core and a Qualcomm Adreno 306 GPU by QTI
# Cat 4 speeds of up to 150 Mbps
# Up to 13 Megapixel Camera
# 1080p Full HD video playback at 1280×800 resolutions
The Snapdragon 210 processor is designed to additionally support features such as:
# Integrated X5 modem, 4G LTE-Advanced Cat 4 Carrier Aggregation, LTE Broadcast and LTE Dual SIM/Dual Standby — all firsts in this category of products
# Enhanced performance and power efficiency in the entry-level tier with quad CPUs and Qualcomm Adreno 304 graphics
# Up to 8 Megapixel Camera
# 720p HD playback and H.265 (hardware HEVC)
Oliver Tang, executive vice president of Allwinner Technology, said: “We expect to see a wave of high-volume, compellingly priced and high-quality 4G LTE-enabled tablets powered by Snapdragon processors in 2015.”