High-performance LTE SoC platforms target mainstream consumer market

August 17, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
At its 2017 Global Partners Conference in Shenzhen, Spreadtrum shared their 2017 marketing strategy and provided details on their latest products for mobile communication and IoT (automotive terminal, broadband communication and financial security).

During the conference, Spreadtrum unveiled two complete series of high-performance but differentiated types of LTE SoC platforms – the SC9853I, which is based on Intel's advanced 14nm foundry platform, Octa-core 64-bit Intel Airmont architecture and the highly integrated 5-mode system – and the SC9850 series with low-power consumption. Mass production for both series of chips has already begun.

Built on Intel's 14nm foundry platform, the SC9853I targets the global mid and high-level smartphone market. It features 1a .8 GHz 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. The SC9853I supports LTE Cat-7 downlink and Cat-13 uplink for 5-mode communication standard (TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM), which can reach downlink speeds of 300 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 150 Mpbs to achieve a true 4G+ on-line surfing experience. It also supports 1080P HD video playback, 18:9 FHD+ (1080 x 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. The SC9850 series supports five-mode communication standard (TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/ WCDMA/GSM). 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 x 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.

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