Qualcomm shipping 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon

June 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

Qualcomm SnapdragonIf we ever do see smartbooks make a comeback, there is a likelihood that some may end up using some newly announced Snapdragon chipsets from Qualcomm. The 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 and MSM8660 Snapdragon chips support 1080p video and get 3D/2D engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration.

Other features include a dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays. Both are sampling to manufacturers right now, which is likely to mean that smartphones and potentially smartbooks using the new chips may arrive before the year is out.


72 Responses to “Qualcomm shipping 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon”

  1. Strodtbeck said:
    June 1st, 2010 3:18 PM

    It was just a few years ago when a dual core 1.2GHz Intel was the top of the line. ARM is catching up. It seems that now the chips are reaching speeds necessary for everyday use on every type of form factor.

  2. Bob said:
    June 3rd, 2010 5:07 PM

    Am imagining the soon to be released Dell Streak *which will have 1Ghz Snapdragon single core* (June 04 in UK) with above dual core and it seems like near perfection for smartphones.