Spreadtrum Launches LTE SoC Platforms Built on Intel's Foundry Platform

Spreadtrum Launches LTE SoC Platforms Built on Intel's Foundry Platform Image Credit: Spreadtrum

China-based chipset maker, Spreadtrum recently launched two complete series of high-performance LTE SoC platforms, SC98531 and SC9850, for the global mainstream market built on Intel's 14nm foundry platform.

Spreadtrum SC9853I is targeting the global mid and high-level smartphone market, featuring 1.8GHz Octa-core 64-bit Intel Airmont architecture based processor, which enables it to offer a high-performance mobile computing ability coupled with ultra-low power. It supports LTE Cat-7 downlink and Cat-13 uplink for 5-mode communication standard (TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM). It also supports 1080P HD video playback, 18:9 FHD+ (1080*2160) screen display, and 16 megapixels resolution dual-cameras. 

Spreadtrum SC9850 series is designed for overall mid and entry-level markets globally. It is equipped with a built-in Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 application processor, as well as ARM Mali 820 integrated 3D graphics accelerator. 

It is also equipped with two-way carrier aggregation : Cat-7 Downlink (up to 300 Mbps) and Cat-13 Uplink (up to 150 Mpbs), 1080P HD video playback, 18:9 HD+ (720*1440) screen display and dual cameras up to 13 megapixels.

Meanwhile, both SC9853I and SC9850 series emphasize enhancing dual-camera processing capability. Both include a built-in 3DNR to boost night shooting, and features like refocusing, real-time face beauty, 3D modeling and AR.

With Spreadtrum's exclusive EverMuLTETM technology, these products are able to offer dual-SIM, dual-4G, dual-VoLTE functionalities to enhance call experience. Both series support urban NFC payment application, and are integrated with sensor control centers to provide a total solution that can enhance users' experience.

Dr Zane Ball, VP & GM, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel
The Intel Custom Foundry 14nm platform delivers industry leading PPA and offers turnkey foundry services and support. It is ideal for mainstream mobile designs that need high performance and low leakage.

Dr Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum 
These platforms can offer better performance to meet the growing demand in the global LTE market. Additionally, these differentiated types of LTE chip solutions enable our customers to address multiple market segments when they develop their end products.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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