Qualcomm Unveils the MSM8228, a 1.4GHz Quad Core Chip to Boost Midrange Devices

Many of the better quad core phones in the Philippines are powered by the MediaTek MT6589 or MT6589T. Qualcomm’s own budget quad core offering, the Snapdragon 200 MSM8225Q is more affordable, but it’s also more underpowered, using Cortex A5 architecture and not Cortex A7 like MediaTek’s more powerful SoC. Well, it seems that Qualcomm is striking back with the all new MSM8228, an SoC that features a quad core Cortex A7 CPU with each core clocked at 1.4GHz.

Qualcomm MSM8228 Antutu

According to Qualcomm, it features battery saving technology that allows it to save up to 30% battery life compared to other Cortex A7 solutions. And being an all-in-one SoC, the MSM8228 also features the Adreno 305 GPU, which allows it to support cameras with up to 13mp effective resolution, along with Full HD recording and playback. It’s built in modem even supports up to 4G/LTE data speeds.

The Qualcomm MSM8228 is showing a lot of promise in the benchmarks too. It scored a very respectable 18,256 in one Antutu test and gamers will be happy to know that its 3D score was close to hitting 5k in the test, whereas the PowerVR SGX544 that typically accompanies the MT6589 only scores about 3.5k. To put things in perspective, that’s somewhere in the realm of a Galaxy S3 or an Optimus G, both of which were flagship devices from just a year ago.

MediaTek has been dominating performance in entry level and midrange devices for some time now so it’s nice to see Qualcomm returning to form. I would also like to see more of the MSM8228 SoC on local devices, especially since it supports LTE.

Via: Android Community

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