Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the business arm of
), will supply its popular Snapdragon 800 processors to Samsung
Electronics's Galaxy S4 LTE-A.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A will be the world's first LTE - Advanced
smartphone allowing better usage of bandwidth, data speeds of up
to 150 Mbps, which is twice as fast as the current LTE speed.
Thus, the device supports faster video streaming. It will be
available from this summer on three of the most popular Korean
SK Telecom Co. Ltd.
), KT and LGU+.
The existing 4GLTE-based smartphones support several LTE radio
channels but can download only one channel at a time. However,
the advanced smartphone from Samsung downloads multiple LTE radio
channels at the same time.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad core chipset supports 3G/4G LTE
modem with ultra HD graphics, enhanced battery life and faster
clock speeds of up to 2.2 GHz per core. Therefore, it is very
helpful for high-end smartphone users.
Most high-end smartphones like
) Sony Xperia Z and
Research in Motion
) BlackBerry Z10 use Qualcomm's chipsets. Qualcomm's Snapdragon
800 quad core processors will gain traction with increased
deployment of 4GLTE technology across emerging nations like India
World's largest telecom operator, China Mobile, targets to deploy
nearly 200,00 TD-LTE base stations by the end of 2013. China
Mobile has already selected Snapdragon and Gobi-based LTE-TD
smartphones, as it runs well on such home grown networks. This
will create a huge growth opportunity for the company in the
In the recently concluded second quarter, Qualcomm shipped
approximately 173 million CDMA-based MSM chipsets, up 14% year
over year. The company expects to maintain this trend in the next
Currently, Qualcomm carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).