25 February 2019
Qualcomm is reportedly working on the new Mobile platform called the QM215 that will empower the very low-end or cheap smartphones. As reported by the renowned tipster Roland Quandt, this new chipset may specifically target the Android Go phones.
Those who are uninitiated with the Android Go platform should know that it has been specifically tailored for the low-end devices. It’s meant for the devices with 1GB RAM or less and it includes some optimizations that have been designed to reduce mobile data usage. It also includes lighter versions of Google Mobile services which bear lesser size and consume lesser resources as well.
The information on the Qualcomm’s solution for the Android Go phones is pretty scarce but according to Quandt, the Qualcomm Mobile 215 platform could be a four-core chip with 1.3GHz clock speed and a graphics unit clocked at 650 MHz. It’s said to be closely related to the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 425 processor. So, we may see the low-end phones running the basics of older SoCs with some updated peripheral technologies such as a faster modem.
According to the information provided by the tipster, the chipset is already in use by a well-known smartphone maker. However, he didn’t disclose the name of that manufacturer.
We may hear some key details on the QM215 SoC in the coming days. But seeing Qualcomm working for even low-end devices suggests that a foundation for such phones is being made that could stay for longer. We may see some major advancement around the Android Go platform and so the things surrounding it in the future. Stay tuned.