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ASUS to Ditch Intel for Qualcomm (Mid-Range Smartphones only

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday April 29, 2015.

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The ASUS ZenFone 2 is defined by a few things, its affordability and 4GB of RAM spring to mind, but so does its Intel processor. The handset rocks an Intel chip, making it a relatively rare thing in the smartphone market right now. However, ASUS' future collaborations with Intel are by no means guaranteed and in fact the company says it will move to Qualcomm for mid-tier devices.

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has confirmed in an interview (see video) that the company will use the Qualcomm built Snapdragon 615 processor for mid-range smartphones. Of course, Qualcomm is the biggest name in the mobile chip world and most devices (especially on Android) rock one of the company's processors. The Snapdragon 615 is part of the company?s new 64-bit range that also includes the controversial Snapdragon 810.

However, if you are fond of ASUS' use of Intel chips, then the company will still be using the company for its high end models, which we presume means the flagship ZenFone?s in the future.

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