Spreadtrum Enters the Tablet Market
Published on: 22nd Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
China's Spreadtrum Communications has entered the tablet market with the introduction of a quad core chipset for tablets with integrated connectivity supporting WCDMA HSPA Android 4.4 and a turnkey reference design.
Spreadtrum's SC5735 integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, supporting Android 4.4 and dual-band WCDMA/HSPA+ as well as quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE communications standards.
The platform integrates a quad or dual Mali 400 for the graphics, and supports up to 1080p screen resolution as well as a 5 megapixel primary camera and up to 2 megapixel secondary camera. The chipset supports connectivity functions including GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio.
"China manufacturers are rapidly increasing their production of tablets, and we are pleased to introduce a low-cost chipset coupled with a turnkey reference design for this market," said Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. "This approach helps our customers bring low-cost devices to market that appeal to consumers who want access to tablet functionality but where affordability is a key factor in the purchase decision."
Spreadtrum's solution is sampling with customers now and is expected to reach mass production next month.