MSM8226 and MSM8626, these are the initials of the two new models presented by Qualcomm to expand the line-up Snapdragon S4 SoC . The two System on a Chip, which should reach the market before the second quarter of 2013, have been specifically developed to integrate some features in great demand in the Chinese market, one of the largest and most promising of the panorama. The two will both SoC processor-based quad-core 28 nm-class ARM Cortex A15 flanked by a GPU Adreno 305, capable of driving a sensor for up to 13 Mpixel camera and recording and playback video at 1080p. Both SoC also provide support for multi-SIM, and type Dual SIM / Dual Standby that Dual SIM / Dual Active, a crucial aspect in the Chinese market, where this type of solutions are highly prevalent. Both the Snapdragon S4 MSM8226 MSM8626 which are also compatible with the networks of China type TD-SCDMA, CDMA and HSPA +. In addition, thanks to the integration of a new radio receiver WTR2605, the two chipsets should be 40% more efficient and would be smaller than their predecessors as much as 60%. Finally, the two chips will be equipped with GPS chips with support for GLONASS, and Beidou networks.
In conjunction with the launch of two SoC Qualcomm also be releasing the reference design of the device that will take them, called QRD (Qualcomm Reference Design) 8226 and QRD8626 that will provide developers with a handset complete with all the specific hardware and software features of these solutions, so to facilitate the full development of the app can take advantage of its features.