New generation Snapdragon processors will be 150% faster than current ARM-CPUs.
Considering many of us still rock a dual-core in our computers, Qualcomm’s unveil yesterday suggests that smartphones could actually become faster than what our poor ol’ PCs can muster.
The processor makers announced a new range of Snapdragons at the Mobile Word Congress, featuring single, dual and quad-core chipsets. The new chipsets are capable of speeds up to 2.5GHz with Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, FM radio, NFC and LTE support to boot.
Qualcomm says that these new generation processor are 150% faster over existing ARM-based CPU cores and are 65% more power efficient.
The dual-core MSM8960 chip will be available in Q2 this year, while the single-core MSM8930 and quad-core APQ8063 chips will be available early 2012.
“Just as the original Snapdragon revolutionized smartphones with the first 1GHz processor, these new generations of Snapdragon will revolutionize the next wave of mobile entertainment and computing,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president for Qualcomm. “We believe we have an incredible lineup of chips and software, representing a single platform that OEMs can utilize to create new devices ranging from mass market smartphones with integrated LTE, to tablets, to next generation computing and entertainment devices.”
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