Spreadtrum presents Intel SOC for smartphones




China’s Spreadtrum processor designer presented his first SOC for smartphones on Intel architecture. The SOC with integrated modem for 4G is not just on Intel architecture, but also comes from the factories of the chipmaker.

Spreadtrum and Intel concluded an agreement in 2014 which should make the Chinese designer processor Intel socs, but this spring, the first of soc. Spreadtrum presented solely soc on ARM architecture in the meantime.

Intel produces the SOC on its 14nm process. Earlier socs occurred smartphones that Intel has designed itself to other nodes such as 22nm or 28nm. The SC9861G-IA has eight Airmont Intel processor cores at up to 2GHz. Spreadtrum has there GT7200 a PowerVR GPU from Imagination bijgestopt. Soc can control up displays with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, while the cameras have resolutions of 26 megapixels. In the case of a dual camera to the two sensors, each with a maximum resolution of 13 megapixels.

The built-in modem supports 4G through LTE Cat 7 with download speeds up to 300Mbit / s down and 100Mbit / s up. Soc, this spring in mass production, but it is unknown when he will be in devices. Both companies make no mention of producers who intend to use the Spreadtrum-soc for midrange smartphones. The actual presentaetie soc found a few weeks ago, but again came to the forefront by a publication AnandTech Wednesday night Dutch time.


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