A week ago, Qualcomm announced a new line of processors to add to its Snapdragon 400 range and surprisingly enough also revealed they are going to support Windows Phone. Today a similar announcement has come out of the San Diego-based silicon maker for its new Snapdragon 200 processors, and once again it looks like Windows Phone made the short-list.
The announcement was made through a press release, which details some of the highlights of these two new sets of Snapdragon 200s (8×10 and 8×12). They come in both dual- and quad-core configurations, yet are intended for the middle range of the smartphone market.
Since these chips are primarily aimed at Asian markets, one of the highlighted capabilities is support for every SIM format: “Dual SIM, Dual Standby, and Dual SIM, Dual Active, and Tri SIM Tri Standby”. The new silicon also throws in a Adreno 302 GPU (more powerful than the Adreno 225 found in current high-end Windows Phones) and support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge feature.
The new Snapdragon 200 processors are slated to hit the market in late 2013. Since Qualcomm has announced new processors that support Windows Phone ahead of Microsoft, we sincerely hope we’ll be hearing more about devices with these chipsets before the end of the year.