First Dual-Core Snapdragons Are Shipping... Where to?

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    As Motorola readies their newest headset based on the TI OMAP 3640 (the Droid X), Qualcomm has just begun shipping its dual-core Snapdragon processors to its hardware partners.

    Qualcomm's MSM8260 and MSM8660 are the first dual-core Snapdragon processors, and we expect to see them in phones starting in late 2010. Each core is rumored to run at 1.2ghz under a 45nm process, setting the stage for some serious power for the next generation smartphone. The new processors will have the ability to utilize HSPA+ (T-Mobile's high-speed 3G), playback and encode 1080p video, and support 1280x800 WVGA displays, as well as perhaps support a more powerful GPU (compared tothe AMD z430 found in current Snapdragon chipsets)

    AndroidandMe.com believes that HTC may see these chips first, as it had first dibs on the Snapdragons for their Nexus One. This is as good a speculation as any, considering HTC's top competitor Motorola has seemed to ally itself with Texas Instruments, and have yet to use a Qualcomm CPU in its latest smartphones.

    Will we see this in the newest rumored smartphone, the HTC Sabor? Or does this have something to do with T-Mobile's Project Emerald? We'll just have to wait and see.

    Interesting to note here, there is no mention of 4G (LTE or WiMax) support on these CPUs, which will lend to the notion we may see these first chips in a T-Mobile smartphone.

    Also remember, Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha has anticipates a 2ghz Motorola phone by the end of 2010.

    More specifics about the upcoming Dual-Core Snapdragons (thanks to Androidandme.com):

    So, what do you guys think? Will HTC see these chips first, and if so, are they one-upping Motorola and other Android handset makers here? T-Mobile going to get serious about Android? Let us know!

    Source: AndroidandMe.com

    Here's the original Qualcomm Press Release: http://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2010/06/01/qualcomm-ships-first-dual-cpu-snapdragon-chipset
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    Very nice but I don't really see a point in having such power until we actually have some games that need it...I think phones using the 1 ghz TI Omap should be plenty fast enough.
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    Extra power will draw the developers to create the games for it. This is very exciting hearing the envelope being pushed for mobile chips. This will allow for some very interesting phones in the future.

    Dual processor chips on a phone?!!? Definitely sick!
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    Well think past gaming. These cpus have very low power consumption, will have 1080p playback, and support higher res and more vibrant screens. You will start seeing these cpus in netbooks/smartbooks/tablets that will eventually be as poweful as our current desktop PCs...
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    If the first 1.2 ghz phones will be out by the end of the year most likely, i wonder if motorola can release a 2 ghz phone too.
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    And the battery life will be... 10 minutes talk time? Yeah. that's PLENTY of time.. I don't have to worry about making calls on the go or anything. As long as I have a super fast phone... right?
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    Since the Snapdragon were pushing 1Ghz first vs. the OMAP's, I can see HTC coming with dual core first.

    It should make for some amazing phones at the end of the year. Whoever doesnt get the X now....dont feel bad...LOL!!!
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    Dual-core cpu

    Been doing that for a while:

    CPU: The MSM7200A (PVT32A) or MSM7201A (PVT32B) is an ARM-based, dual-core CPU/GPU from Qualcomm and contains many built-in features, including 3G and a GPU capable of up to 4 million triangles/sec. It has hardware acceleration for Java, but this does not accelerate execution of Android applications, as they are targeted to the Dalvik VM, not the Java VM.

    I've had variants of the MSM7200 in my last three phones.
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    Those are some incredible specs.
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    the dual-core snapdragons will be dual cpu + gpu (not single cpu + gpu)
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    Not even the case the power consumption is actually quite low.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
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    Omap 4 processors are dual core too, and they can run a HD 1080dlp TV, a projecter, and HR phone screen at the same time...They have a nice demo video. This reminds me of the amd intel WARS!! I guess we will benefit the most, and as we demand more from our devices, having a dual core is just good geek:) Isn't Verizon getting another hot HTC device? Maybe that is the one with the dragon duel core?
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    THE DROIDX IS NOT ON THE OMAP 3630

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO REALIZE THIS.

    OMAP3640 - 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 + PowerVR SGX530 GPU + 430 MHz C64x+ DSP + ISP (Image Signal Processor)

    OMAP3630 - 720 MHz ARM Cortex A8 + PowerVR SGX530 GPU + 430 MHz C64x+ DSP + ISP (Image Signal Processor)


    Sorry to sound ANAL!
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    Great news! I can't wait to see these new CPUs in action.
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    Good catch, PM Wayne and let him update his OP.
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    you are correct, sorry. i have made the appropriate changes in my OP

    here's the source link for anyone interested: TI extends OMAP 3 product family |Texas Instruments
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    I'm almost positive that I read TI is using the 3630 and overclocking it to 1ghz. Do you have a link stating that it is is 3640?
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    Not wayne, wuyanks! Dang no edit function, lol!
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    Well I hope you're right! If it is the 3640 instead of the 3630 being pushed to 1ghz, that should leave a decent amount of wiggle room for OCing if/when we get root. I know we shouldn't need to OC anymore, but it's still fun to see what this newer OMAP is capable of.
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    U know whats funny, reading the wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_(processor)

    HTC shouldnt use any QSD 8672's if the MSM8260 and MSM8660 have a better gpu. Basically the MSM8260 and MSM8660are better dual core chips. If I see any 8672's in any HTC phones.....