Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are shipping with soon-to-be-outdated chips from Qualcomm, which has announced successor chips.
Qualcomm on Monday introduced the Snapdragon 630 and 660, which are massive upgrades to chips used in low-cost smartphones introduced over the last six months or so.
And in a few months, you’ll be able to buy low-cost smartphones with these new chips, with prices starting at $200. The handsets will feature LTE download speeds equivalent to that in the iPhone 7 and have graphics processors capable of capturing 4K video.
Additionally, the low-cost smartphones will charge up faster than ever. The chips support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4, and smartphones can charge up to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.