Qualcomm has announced its latest Snapdragon processor, which sees some perfromance improvements over their massively popular previous genaration of Snapdragon processors.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon processor features a clock speed of 1.2GHz and is a dual core processor, which should add some serious power to the next generation of smartphones.
No doubt we will see this new processor turning up in devices from a wide range of manufacturers, including HTC who primarily use Qualcomm processors in their range of Google Android handsets.
These new processors will offer support for Full HD video encoding in 1080p, it will be interesting to see what sort of smartphones are produced using these new processors. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
Qualcomm Ships First Dual-CPU Snapdragon ChipsetThird-generation Snapdragon Solutions Feature Two Application Processor Cores Running up to 1.2 GHz to Enable Advanced Smartphones -TAIPEI, Taiwan – June 1, 2010 – Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of wireless technologies, products and services, today announced the Company has sampled its first dual-CPU Snapdragon™ chipsets. The Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM8260™ and MSM8660™ solutions integrate two of the Company’s enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz. Targeted at enabling high-end smartphones, the MSM8x60 solutions are third-generation chipsets from the Company’s expanded Snapdragon platform, which has been powering smartphones, tablets and smartbook devices in markets around the world.”Qualcomm’s first-generation Snapdragon chipsets set a new standard for advanced smartphones and smartbook devices, and our second-generation solutions are already shipping in volume,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are very excited by the innovation our customers are already showing as they begin designing products based on our dual-core MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets.”The MSM8260 for HSPA+ and MSM8660 for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Rev. B feature two enhanced CPU cores running at up to 1.2GHz for high levels of Web application and multimedia performance, including a powerful GPU with 3D/2D acceleration engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration, 1080p video encode/decode, dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays.Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of chipset solutions includes:· First-generation products: QSD8x50™ with 1GHz enhanced core· Second-generation products: MSM8x55™ and QSD8x50A™ with 1GHz enhanced core including multimedia optimizations and 1.3GHz enhanced core, respectively· Third-generation products: MSM8260, MSM8660 and QSD8672 with dual-CPU architecture featuring enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz, respectivelyQualcomm Ships First Dual-CPU Snapdragon Chipset