While the current king of the ring, the 1Ghz Snapgragon continues to make waves in the mobile telephony segment, we knew that Qualcomm is already working on its faster successors. Earlier this year, we first heard of news regarding Qualcomm's plans to make 1.3 and 1.5Ghz snapdragon upgrades. Today, we have some fresh news
regarding Qualcomm's upcoming dual-core chip for smartphones and tablets. The company plans to ship the processor by the end of 2010.
The news regarding this new development was revealed by none other than Qualcomm's vice president of product management, Mark Frankel. The chip is compatible with smartphones, tablets and low cost laptops. The QSD8672 chip as it is internally known, will have two CPU cores running at 1.5GHz. Earlier this year, Qualcomm had started shipping its dual core MSM8660 processor capable of running at 1.2GHz. The ARM architecture based processor is manufactured using the 45 nanometer process.
The latest 1.5Ghz chip will support features like 1080p video playback, integrated HDMI and DDR2 and DDR3 memory interfaces. While it would take some more time before you start these chips inside powerful multimedia capable devices, the mere thought of having a dual core processor inside a mobile phone sounds awesome enough! Exciting times ahead for sure!