Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 425, 435, and 625 SoCs, three new entry-level and mid-range chips. It also unveiled the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, the first commercially available LTE modem to offer Gigabit-class download speeds.
Targeting entry level and value segments, Intel unveiled and demonstrated the new SoFIA 3G mobile SoC integrated with the 64-bit Atom processor. Would these new SoCs be low cost enough to bring about a new range of low-cost Android smartphones?
Intel has begun shipping its LTE-capable XMM 7160 chip to manufacturers. Demonstrated in June this year at Computex 2013, the XMM 7160 slim modem platform supports 15 global LTE bands, as well as 2G, 3G and voice-over-LTE services.
Offering automatic WAN/3G switching via unique fail-over architecture to make sure connections stay on even when ADSL stops working, the DSL-N12U is equipped with a surge protection of 4000V, making it lightning-proof.