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Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 200 CPUs unveiled, for mid-range and entry level mobile phones.

Maker of mobile phone CPUs Qualcomm has announced two additions to its 2013 portfolio of processors, in the lower-end Snapdragon 200 and Snapdragon 400.

This news follows on from the unveiling earlier in the year of the 800 and 600 CPUs, which have quad-cores and one can record video in four times the quality of full HD.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 is designed for more of the mid-range phone or tablet, and will be available in two variations.

The first has a dual-core Krait CPU, up to 1.7GHz; the other, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7s that can run at 1.4GHz.

It also has the Adreno 305 GPU for 3D gaming; DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps); multi-SIM capabilities and camera support to 13.5-megapixels.

The Snapdragon 200 is geared up for the entry-level handset, and has a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor – to 1.4GHz.

That has an Adreno 203 GPU; HD video playback features; 8-megapixel camera support; multi-SIM and 3G connectivity.

Omio doubts that we will see devices running these anytime soon, but they might still be announced at Mobile World Congress.

Stay tuned to our site, as we are attending that very event.

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Rob Kerr