Qualcomm will start shipping the fastest Snapdragon processor by Q4 2010. Qualcomm CDMA Technologies’ Mark Frankel, Vice President of product management said that the company will start shipping the dual-core QSD8672 chip by Q4. The dual-core QSD8672 chip has clock speed of 1.5GHz.
Mark Frankel said that this chip will be used in smartphones, tablets and net books. Devices with this CPU inside will be available in early 2011. He also added that aggressive vendors can release devices “by Christmas” this year.
The new QSD8672 chip is a follow up of the previous dual core MSM8660 chip which has a clock speed of 1.2GHz. The QSD8672 chip is based on ARM design and will be made using the 45nm fabrication process. It will also have a 1080p video playback support. It will also have integrated HDMI support, DDR2 and DDR3 memory support.
The company said that this new chip will be power efficient. A new feature which this chip will possess is called individual voltage scaling. By this feature the dual core chip can keep one core idle while the other running at full speed, thus saving power.
Let us see which company will be the first to put this beast in their device.
Specifications of two new upcoming Android handsets from HTC have surfaced on the internet. These two new unannounced phones are the HTC Lexikon and the HTC Bee. The HTC Lexikon will feature a 3.8-inch AMOLED/S-LCD screen, with a WVGA (480×800) resolution. The Lexikon will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7630 processor running at 800 MHz. The handset will also pack in a 5MP cam, and 512MB of MB along with 4GB of internal memory.
The phone will also feature a QWERTY. However, whether the phone will have a portrait QWERTY or a slide-out QWERTY is still unknown. The HTC Bee is the smaller brother of the Lexicon. The HTC Bee features a 3.2-inch QVGA display, along with 384MB of RAM. The phone is powered by the age old Qualcomm MSM7625 528 MHz processor. This phone also features a 5MP camera, along with an LED flash at its back. The specs of both these phones were extracted from the company’s own ROM.
Both these phones will release with Android 2.2 (Froyo) on board, and will also feature the popular HTC Sense UI. Both these phones will fit in the low-to-middle end category in the mobile phone market. This will help Android penetrate into this category. HTC might announce these two phones in their upcoming September 15 event.