Saturday, 22 May 2010

Qualcomm to Launch 1.3GHz & 1.5GHz Snapdragon Chips in 2010 Faster Qualcomm Chips Coming to Smartphones Later This Year?

While in 2009 we were more than thrilled to discover a new smartphone
capable of offering processor speeds of up to 1GHz, this year things are
about to change. And it s still Qualcomm that brings innovation to the
mobile chip business. T
he company will launch better Snapdragon chips this year and I can t
wait to see what cell phone manufacturers will start employing them.Two
new Snapdragon versions are scheduled to arrive in 2010 and they will
clock at 1.3GHz and 1.5GHz. We have no idea what smartphones will
actually use those new processors but don t expect them to arrive too soon.
In January a 45nm of Snapdragon, the 8X50A running at 1.3GHz will find
its way to manufacturers. The first handsets using it will be launched
by the end of the year. The 8X72 is what we will really be waiting for.
It s a dual Snapdragon processor and both Scorpion cores will clock at
1.5GHz.
According to Luis Pineda, SVP of product management for Qualcomm CDMA
Technologies, the 8X72 chip could be used in both smartphones and other
devices. By the end of the year we could have all sorts of portable
products using the new dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.
No details about any of the new Qualcomm chips have been made available
but we can all imagine what such faster chips will do for our upcoming
phones. The dual-core 8X72 chip is said to be capable of 1080p HD but
that s not the only thing it s capable of doing.
In the mean time if you want a cell phone with a fast processor you can
always go for the HTC HD2 or the Google Nexus One. Both handsets are
made by HTC and they both have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor inside. Does
this mean that HTC will make the first phone with a 1.3/1.5Ghz
Snapdragon chip under the hood?
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