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1.5GHz Snapdragon Devices Arriving Q1 Next Year


1.5GHz Snapdragon Devices Arriving Q1 Next Year

At its annual Innovation Qualcomm (IQ2010) event here in London the company revealed that it is already sampling 1.5GHz and dual-core Snapdragon chips to its partner manufacturers. As a result it expects 1.5GHz devices to be arriving within the first quarter of next year, while dual-core products will also be hitting shelves before the end of summer 2011. As such hope to be seeing working devices at this years Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the start of January.

Snapdragon is Qualcomm's System On a Chip (SOC) line that has been used in such popular smartphones as the HTC Desire and Dell Streak, and it can also be found in many of the tablets we've been seeing recently including the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 and Archos 7 Internet Tablet. The chips incoroporate low power CPUs based on ARM technology, graphics processors, video processors, and all the wireless circuitry parts you'd expect like 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

These 1.2GHz dual-core (MSM8x60 series) and 1.5Ghz (QSD8672) parts are the third generation Snapdragon products that have improved processing power and power saving as well as the speed and core-number improvements. The dual-core parts have interesting implications for the tablet market, which if they continue to grow in capabilities will soon be needing a couple of CPUs to handle everything.

As part of the same presentation where the company revealed this little nugget, it also mentioned that it ships 100million chips a month, a figure we found rather staggering and something to think about next time you pay £500 for your next smartphone.


Qualcomm's first dual core Snapdragon chipset, the MSM8x60 is available to customers now, and will be in commercial devices in Q1 2011. The QSD8672 will be available to customers before the end of 2010, and will be in commercial devices towards the end of 2011.


September 8, 2010, 7:24 pm

Dual-Core Snap Dragon on an Android 3.0 Smartphone?

Sounds like a tasty combination next year, with early adopters having wallet-busting prices to match.

Luan Bach

September 8, 2010, 8:34 pm

"while dual-core products will also be hitting shelves before the end of summer 2010"

Summer 2011 surely ?


September 8, 2010, 8:56 pm

@Luan Bach: ¬_¬ Right you are.


September 8, 2010, 9:08 pm

I don't understand why you are reporting on this and missing Samsungs new Orion processors that are due to hit "Select customers" (ie SE PSP phone ;)) before the end of this year and will be hitting mass production early next year.

The main reason I care is because of the touted 3d boast. You guys have all seen the Citadel demo running on the Iphone 4 by now yes? Stunning wasn't it? Well that is from a variant of the hummingbird chip, this new chip, with a die shrink, clocks in a 5x the 3D performance (or so say sammy). 5 Freaking times the 3D performance! Such a huge leap in the same year, unbelievable.

Exciting times :)


September 9, 2010, 1:44 am

snapdragon or hummingbird?


September 9, 2010, 1:55 pm

@Soul hummingbird and Orion when it arrives!

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