The renowned chipset maker Qualcomm is known for its powerful Snapdragon processors in the world of Android smartphones and as well as the wearable devices. The company produces a wide range of chipsets for the Android mobile industry where the phones range from entry-level devices to the prominent high-end devices. All the major Android OEMs utilize the chipsets manufactured by Qualcomm.
This well-known chipmaker is believed to be in works of developing a new chipset without the Snapdragon branding catered to cheap or entry-level smartphone handsets. Precisely, the chipset named QM215 is said to be in development targeting the entry-level smartphones and also it is said to be serving the Android Go smartphones as well. Android Go smartphones are low-powered devices that are catered to budget segments with Google’s latest Android software offerings.
The report further suggests that this new SoC from Qualcomm is a quad-core chipset with 1.3GHz CPU and a 650 MHz graphics unit. The QM215 is also said to be falling in between Qualcomm’s already existing Snapdragon 410 and 425 platforms. Furthermore, Qualcomm is rumored to be working with a well-known smartphone maker to put out the first smartphone featuring this QM215 chipset.
The other details of the QM215 chipset imply that it would be holding RAM up to 1 or 2GB and internal storage of 16GB. This new low-cost Qualcomm chipset is said to be in direct competition with MediaTek chip maker, who has already been making smartphones in India with its low-cost chipsets as well.