Dual-core Snapdragon jingles up to 1.5GHz expected for stocking stuffers
The majority of devices with the new system-on-a-chip that runs at clock speeds up to 1.5GHz, and allows for full 1080p HD video playback, however, should start flooding the retail space early next year. The 45nm QSD8672 Snapdragon has two cores - each can be utilized independently, and put to rest when not needed, thus improving battery life up to 30% compared to its single core brethren.
Qualcomm has traditionally strong ties with HTC, so whether Windows Phone 7 will try to differentiate itself from the competition with dual-core hardware, or it will be running on an Android handset, HTC will most likely be one of the first to out a phone with the new Snapdragon.
source: ComputerWorld via WMPoweruser
1. realism121 (Posts: 67; Member since: 16 Aug 2008)
dont get me wrong...i love htc. but...i think they need to be more worried about battery life than processor speed. the evo is leaps and bounds a bigger, more powerful phone than the hero and yet it uses the same battery!!! come on htc! processor speed is not the only thing that makes people buy phones...think about BATTERY LIFE, not just speed!
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Actually, the GSM Hero uses a 1340 mAH battery, while the CDMA Hero (a different phone) uses a 1500 mAH - as does the Evo 4g. Considering that no phone has a battery which is larger than 1500 mAH, afaik - it is ultimately not the type of battery used, that matters, but the way it is consumed. Even the iPhone 4 which by all means has very good batter life uses a 1420 mAH batter, and it is reported in this article that the new processors will drain 30% less power than the previous generation.
8. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
and sadly at 1.5ghz, its just as strong.. or maybe a "haaair" stronger than the 1ghz hummingbird CPU thats in the galaxyS and Iphone4.
4. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Am i the only one that still uses a car charger? Batt. life isn't a factor...or maybe ppl that post on here don't have cars...i guess.
6. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
I don't get it either, I have a car charger, had an extra battery for my original Droid and already ordered an extra battery for my Droid X. People are just never happy.
7. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Hmm.. so I guess this is why people were so pissed the iPhone doesn't have a replaceable battery.
5. charlie (unregistered)
I use a portable usb charger called xpal
9. starwarsfan (unregistered)
it's for the VZW iphone!!!!!!!! Joy to the world......
10. AM0795 (unregistered)
Well, i think that 1gz is fine, i mean my droid x which i hopefully soon get will be faster than my htc incred and that was plenty fast..Just the battery was completly like the palm pre which could be so much better... So i think my droid x will fix that...once i actually charge it fully first! A LOT OF PEOPLE DONT DO THAT, YOU SHOULD CHARGE YOUR PHONE LIKE 8 HOURS FIRST BTW...SO YOU CANT COMPLAIN...It might be your fault....Just saying...
11. richk (Posts: 32; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)
for 3 days in a row ive gotten 6 hours and 30 minutes usage of my iphone 4, screen brightness low, hourly fetch, ipod music and games, and a couple of texts. before battery dies.
12. Nullstring (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
AFAIAC. I need speed and not battery life. Next generation cellphones will have their own solar cell.