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Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor now being shipped by Qualcomm

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Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor now being shipped by Qualcomm
Now that 1GHz speed has become something of a standard for today's superphones, Qualcomm has raised the bar by shipping its new 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor-the first dual-core chipset to use the Snapdragon name. Versions are available for both HSPA+ and Ev-Do rev.B handsets. The chip has two cores that together offer the 1.2GHz speed, and supports displays up to WXGA 1280 x 800 pixels, 1080p of video-HD of course, and battery life can be improved thanks to the support for low power modes. The first generation 1GHz Snapdragon chipsets helped set the stage for the current roster of superphones hitting the market like HTC's Droid Incredible, HD2, EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S to name a few. Qualcomm did not mention which manufacturers have placed orders for the new processor, or when we might start to see it under the hood of an upcoming device.

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source: Qualcomm via Phonescoop

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


as if the 1 ghz wasnt enough. but where would we be without improvement.

posted on 01 Jun 2010, 04:57

2. vinsterdamus (Posts: 58; Member since: 20 Feb 2010)


most important 1ghz+ with better battery life. that is the biggest improvement here. what do they mean by together 1.2ghz? 2 times 600 is 1200 but still 600mhz x2 so what is it?

posted on 01 Jun 2010, 15:19

4. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


He dual core processor is just like the current Snapdragon. It will scale (use only the power needed. Example: App needs 700mhz power, it will only use that much). So it will be 1.2Ghz dual core, so acting as 2 - 1.2Ghz processor's. They're will eventually be a 1.4/1.6Ghz dual core as well. I work for Qualcomm as mentioned before. HTC and Samsung are the only companies we have orders for at the moment.

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 13:39

7. Jorell Dye (unregistered)


Do you know when HTC will release a phone with this lovely thing in it?

posted on 01 Jun 2010, 06:37

3. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


in 6 months T-mobile will have the first 1.2GHz Dual Core HSPA+ phone out... Hopefully it will be Android. Who am I kidding? I WILL be an HTC Android!

posted on 01 Jun 2010, 16:42

5. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Notice 3 out of 4 power smartphones this article mentions are HTC! GO HTC~ Also, 3 out of 4 are android!!! I do wanna see a WP7 1.2 Dual Core smartphone from HTC line-up though~!!

posted on 02 Jun 2010, 00:13

6. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


Sprint Advertised the CRAP out of 4G whild Tmo is saying nothing about HSPA+ (Faster fast internet) really. Hopefully they are working on a Dual Core super Android phone to go head to head with Sprints EVO & ATT's iPhone 4G & VZW's killer growing line up of Super Droid phones. Tmo is the only company that can even be in the same league with Sprint right now Data wise so they better come wit it before the end of the summer other wise the subscribers will keep jumping ship to get the fastest phone on the market. HTC Vision HSPA+ please!

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 10:35

8. thunder (unregistered)


So has anyone thought of installing a faster processor into a phone. Like placing dual core or a 1.3GHz into the HTC thunderbolt? It has the 1GHz in it. I understand placing a new processor would majorly drain battery if its not placed in correctly, but what if you also changed the battery in the phone? as in used a whole different battery. Any ideas on the outcome? Should work shouldnt it?

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