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Verizon to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8655 Processor and LTE Modem

0. phoneArena 05 Jan 2011, 18:40 posted on

Qualcomm announced today at CES 2011 that they will be using the Snapdragon MSM8655 processor and MDM9600 LTE chipset in the next round of devices, which include the HTC Thunderbolt. Even though the speed of the MSM8655 processor was originally said to be 1GHz, Qualcomm is now saying it can actually be a bit faster at 1.2GHz, and is combined with an Adreno GPU, which may be why the HTC Thunderbolt recently achieved a Quadrant benchmark score of 1926, the fastest we've seen on a Verizon phone to-date.

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