Spreadtrum rolls latest single-core smartphone platform
Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has announced its next generation single-core smartphone platform for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and EDGE. According to the firm, the platform integrates a Cortex-A7 CPU running at speeds up to 1.2GHz as well as GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and FM connectivity functions.
This higher level of integration coupled with faster device performance is designed to further reduce the cost of entry-level smartphones while enhancing the user experience, particularly important in emerging markets where there are large numbers of consumers who will be buying their first smartphone over the next few years, noted the company.
"Our single-core smartphone platform provides a rich user experience to the consumer who is buying a smartphone for the first time," said Leo Li, chair and CEO of Spreadtrum. "By integrating connectivity, we are able to bring down the total device cost for our customers which can help further improve end-market retail prices. This can help further open up mass market demand globally."
Spreadtrum is introducing three chipsets with the launch of its next generation single-core smartphone platform. The SC7715, which is sampling now, is a single-core WCDMA smartphone chipset with integrated connectivity, supporting WCDMA/HSPA+ and EDGE/GPRS/GSM standards. The chip also supports up to a 5MP camera, 720p video and display resolution up to WVGA. Spreadtrum is also sampling its next generation single-core EDGE smartphone chipset (SC6815) and will release a similar platform for TD-SCDMA (SC8815) in Q2.