Chinese wireless baseband chipset provider Spreadtrum Communications recently announced the launch of two LTE-compatible chips at its global partners conference. The two chipsets have a competitive price to quality ratio, according to CEO Li Liyou.
The two chips support dual cameras and an improved nighttime photography experience. The SC9853I is based on Intel architecture and uses a 14nm manufacturing process. The 64-bit 1.8GHz eight core chip supports 4G+ and 18:9 high definition screens. The SC9853I is aimed at the mid- to high-end market.
The second chip, SC9850, is a mid- to low-end market product with a quadcore Cortex-A7 architecture, integraed Mali 820 GPU, and supports dual directional carrier aggregation.
Zhao Weiguo, chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup, which purchased Spreadtrum in 2013, also spoke at the conference. Zhao said that 5G is the real battle ground, and that Tsinghua Unigroup is well prepared for the 5G age with sufficient patents.