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Qualcomm reveals 4G expansion plans

Qualcomm has revealed plans to expand 4G support across its entire Snapdragon range of processors. The move is aimed at improving connectivity across the smartphone spectra, with budget devices especially in mind.

The new Snapdragon 210 processor will offer 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM for entry level handsets. This means that cheaper phones will have access to the fastest networks, hopefully pushing greater adoption of the LTE standard.

On top of the new budget processor, Qualcomm has also revealed a new tablet reference design. The aim is to let tech companies produce 4G class tablets without having to design their own models. It will be able to use Qualcomm 410 and 210 processors, suggesting the slates could be for budget and power users.

“We are committed to delivering high-performance connected mobile experiences across all tiers of our product portfolio,” said Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Qualcomm Technologies, China.

“These announcements further cement our commitment in broadly driving LTE and LTE Advanced to enable our customers the flexibility to deliver high-speed connectivity and an advanced mobile experience at affordable prices.”

The new 210 processor will offer improved HD playback and better camera support, cutting down on shutter lag and boosting autofocus.

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