There’s new player on the tablet CPU market, one that will rival the likes of Qualcomm, MediaTek and Allwinner with a brand new chipset. The firm is called Spreadtrum Communications and it’s a semiconductor company based in China.
Its latest chipset is the SC5735, a quad core ARM Cortex A7 unit, with support for Android 4.4 KitKat and dual band WCDMA/HSPA+, as well as quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE communications. The chipset is meant for tablets that can also handle phone calls. The Spreadtrum SC5735 integrates a quad or dual Mali 400 GPU for high end graphics and offers up to Full HD screen resolution.
The same quad core chip offers support for a 5 megapixel camera at the back and a 2 megapixel secondary cam. Finally, this chipset offers support for connectivity features including GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and FM radio. Mass production will debut next month and I expect an affordable price tag from this model.