Qualcomm working with Microsoft to offer Snapdragon 800 for Windows RT 8.1and Snapdragon 400 gets LTE connectivity

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Today Qualcomm has made two announcements, 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
  • 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),
  • multi-SIM capabilities”.
  • Late 2013 is when you should expect it the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.

Qualcomm also announced that it is working with Microsoft in order to bring  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. You should expect to see devices powered by the new chip and Microsoft Windows RT
8.1 later this year.


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