Qualcomm releases new dual-core, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon chips

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: June 1, 2010

Snapdragon chip

While everyone is loving the 1 GHz Snapdragon chips inside high-end phones lately, Qualcomm isn't stopping there.  Engadget has reported that Qualcomm has begun to ship its new dual-core Snapdragon chipsets that are capable of running up to 1.2 GHz.  The MSM8260 will support HSPA+ and the MSM8660 will work with HSPA+ and EV-DO Rev. B.  The new Snapdragons also support 1080P video, GPS, a GPU with 2D/3D hardware acceleration, and a few other exciting features.  The chipsets are destined for high-end smartphones, so here's to hoping we can expect to see these new 1.2 GHz Snapdragons in devices soon instead of those pokey 1 GHz chips that we've grown accustomed to.

Via Engadget