Snapdragon 1.5Ghz DualCore Processor for Smartphones

The most interesting part of today’s smartphones (more evidently android) had been becuase of the processor.

Qualcomm’s famous 1GHz Snapdragon is the same processor that powers devices like Nexus One, HTC HD2Sony Xperia X10, Xperia X3 and several others giving them that speed. Today, the fastest gets even more faster as Qualcomm  announced two new chips that are going to power the next great mobile devices.

First one is the single-core Snapdragon 8X50A, a 45nm chip that’s essentially the next version of the 1GHz chip in the Nexus One clocked at 1.3GHz.

But the buzz is around the second processor which is the dual-core 8X72, which uses two Scorpion processor cores to achieve 1.5GHz. As per Luis Pineda, SVP at Qualcomm, 8X72 is suitable for smartphones and Netbooks and can handle 1080p video without any issues. Both the 8X50A and 8X72 will be available this year. So now Nvidia Tegra has a contender.

[via hexus]

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