We all know the chip inside the smartphone plays a vital role in smoothening the performance. Spreadtrum has added a new one, dubbed SC9861G-IA to the list of premium chipsets.
The SoC platform first saw the light a few days ago at Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona. The company targets both mid-level and premium range smartphones.
The Chinese based company collaborated with Intel to manufacture the chipset. Though Intel took part in the manufacturing process, the SoC platform is completely branded under the name of Spreadtrum.
Smartphones with SC9861G-IA will have support for 2G, 3G, and 4G communication technologies. And, the 8-core 64 bit chipset is expected to give a tight competition to Snapdragon 652 made by Qualcomm.
The platform uses Intel’s own Airmont processor cores and is made from 14 nm manufacturing process. Spreatrum claims that smartphones with their new processor will be power efficient.
Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA will have support for 5-mode (TDD-LTE / FDD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / EGG) full-band LTE Cat 7 communication, TDD/FDD hybrid networking, and carrier aggregation.
The data transfer rate supported by this chipset is astonishing. It can provide downloading speed up to 300 Mbps and uploading speed, 100 Mbps.
The smartphone manufacturers don’t find it difficult to add a dual camera setup up to 26 megapixels. And, the chipset supports most of the modern technologies like autofocusing, and even 3d shooting too. Moreover, the smartphones running on this chipset can shoot 2K/ 4K videos with proper hardware assistance.
As better displays are becoming a trend now, Spreadtrum went with insane support for WQXGA displays.
A sensor hub is integrated to the SoC in order to perceive the user response better for faster activation of applications.
“Intel and Spreadtrum are bringing together our core technology strengths and assets to deliver competitive mobile SoCs to the marketplace, addressing the demanding requirements of the latest devices. This launch is a significant milestone in our partnership with Spreadtrum. We look forward to working with Spreadtrum on additional mobile platforms,” said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.
No smartphone with Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA has come out yet. The company will go for industrial production of the SoC platform in the second quarter of 2017 only. So, we can expect some smartphones to come up with this new processor by 2017 half.
As of now, we don’t know how the chipset performs in daily life scenarios. Let’s wait and see.