Here’s some great news for the mobile smartphone world. While the current fastest smartphone CPU tops at 1Ghz at the like of Nexus One and HTC Evo 4G, Qualcomm is already working on “dual-core” Snapdragon processors, each with 1.2Ghz or 1.5Ghz of processing power.
This means that you can expect full 1080P HD videos and certainly a whole lot more you can do with a smartphone by the time it hits consumer units next year.
The MSM8260 and MSM8660 are the first members of the Snapdragon family to have a dual-core processor, Qualcomm said Tuesday.
The MSM8660 is a multimode chipset that can connect to HSPA+ (High-Speed Packet Access) or EV-DO Rev. B, high-speed networks, while the MSM8260 supports only HSPA+, according to Qualcomm. The chipsets’ dual cores will give smartphones the processing power to handle video at 1080p and screen resolutions at up to 1280 by 800 pixels, Qualcomm said.