Dual-core Snapdragon jingles up to 1.5GHz expected for stocking stuffers

Dual-core Snapdragon jingles up to 1.5GHz expected for stocking stuffers
Mark Frankel, VP of Qualcomm, has reaffirmed that the company has shipped its dual-core Snapdragon chipset to manufacturers, and the quickest of them could be bringing to market smartphones or tablets with it by Christmas, or even in Q4.

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: Aug 16, 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.

3. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

I guess you do have a point :) Thanks :)

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Oct 24, 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: May 09, 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: Jun 23, 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: Jan 27, 2010

AFAIAC. I need speed and not battery life. Next generation cellphones will have their own solar cell.

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