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

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



1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

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

2. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 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?

4. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

7. Jorell Dye unregistered

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

3. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 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!

5. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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~!!

6. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 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!

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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