Broadcom will soon roll out a quad core HSPA+ BCM23550 processor (ARM Cortex A7) with NFC, 5G Wi-Fi and GPS that will work indoor too. This chipset will be clocked at 1.2GHz with integrated HSPA+ and videoCore multimedia. 

This chipset is loaded with enhanced features, is power efficient and cost effective. The new entry to mid level handsets could probably come loaded with this chipset pretty soon. Feature wise the Broadcom BCM23550 processor has already beaten the MediaTek MT6589 and MT6589T processor and we hope it is as affordable as the MediaTek chipsets.

Broadcom BCM23550 chipset key highlights

  • Quad core clocked at 1.2GHz with ARM NEON Technology.
  • HSPA+ integrated (21Mbps).
  • 5G Wi-Fi – the next generation Wi-Fi that is 3 times faster and 6 times more power efficient.
  • Dual HD support – Simultaneously out the content on both handset and on a larger screen (TV).
  • VideoCore IV GPU for enhanced gaming, 3D and for other graphic rich apps.
  • Can record full HD videos with 30 fps (H.264 format).
  • Dual MIC for noise cancellation with HD voice support.
  • NFC support.
  • Low power consumption with 3G/2G dual SIM support.
  • GPS with GLONASS and also makes use of Cell ID for better indoor location.

This BCM23550 chipset is in the production phase and will be rolled out probably in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

Source: Broadcom Press Release.

Broadcomm BCM23550

Thank you for the tip Arun.

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