Qualcomm details next-gen 2.5GHz Snapdragon processors

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    Qualcomm confirms 2.5GHz Snapdragon processors at its Innovation event in Istanbul.

    If you thought 2011 was a good year for processors, you ain’t seen nothing yet. In true adherence to Moore’s law, Qualcomm has once again upped its game and confirmed that it will be releasing 2.5GHz Snapdragon processors in 2012.

    The news comes via Pocket-Lint, which reports that Qualcomm’s ‘processors, which power the majority of today’s smartphones from HTC to BlackBerry and beyond, will boast even higher speeds, better graphics, and greater connectivity in the near future.’

    The new Snapdragons will also come in a variety of forms: single, dual and quad-core. All of which will be clocked to 2.5GHz, making them about twice as powerful as current market leaders.
    Adreno Graphics will still be on GPU duties and there’ll be support for 3D, 1080p HD, as well as 3G and 4G (LTE) connectivity.

    But the best news of all is that Qualcomm has confirmed that these new 2.5Ghz Snapdragon processors will be in mobile devices by the start of 2012.

    Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs was also keen to impress the audience and explained that it’s not all about numbers. A lot of the time it’s how well the processor is optimised, claimed Jacobs. Either way, the new Snapdragon CPUs sound amazing and we can’t wait to see the preview handsets at Mobile World Congress 2012 in February.


    Looks like NVIDIA and Qualcomm have got a very competitive 2012 ahead of them.


    Source: Pocket-Lint
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    Wow! Next year at this time I'm thinkin the selection of super phones will be pretty good!
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    It's crazy just how fast phones and tablets seem to be catching up to the PC market. How in the hell do they plan to keep these phones cool as they keep ramping them up? Scaling down to the 28nm form factor will certainly help for the mobile market just as it will for the PC community but it won't completely alleviate the thermal discomfort my hands and face will feel having a 2.5ghz quad core, dual NV GPU hotplate against my face and/or hands. Am I the only one curious about this? lol
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    ^Someone needs to come up with a micro liquid cpu cooling system! Or just call them phones/portable egg cookers!
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    Two options.. heat exchangers to keep your coffee warm or similarly Liquid Cooling!!!
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    This is the best news I've heard all day! dancedroid
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    What about the battery on these phones?!?! I remember when phones were mobile phones were chunky and huge! Then they got smaller, now they're back to getting bigger.
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    Why do they always do this right after I get a a new phone :angry: I know I know .. there's always gonna be something better the day after you buy something.
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    I imagine the quad core will probably be a dual core with hyperthreading (Intel's philosophy) or a dual-module chip split into four semi-cores (AMD's new philosophy).

    Either way, I'd be perfectly happy with either of those solutions clocking in at 1.2 or so GHz, for the same reason mentioned above...heat. I don't game or anything like that with my phone, so I'd love to just have the multi-tasking ability afforded by these "quad-core" chips they're talking about.

    Next year sure is going to be interesting.
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    Well the good news is that in order to keep the screen from melting they'll have to make the device bigger to dissipate heat. This should enable them to fit much larger batteries in the devices. :D
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    Completely off topic, but does anyone actually believe the crap the companies say? Processors announcement just a couple months before they drop to manufacturers? Yet Intel and AMD take 2 years almost. Not to mention, it's taken over 18months to get dual core chips in handsets and they're not even being predominantly used yet. The X2 dropped in May and it had a chipset manufactured in Q1 2010. No way will we see this in a released (not announced) phone prior to Q1 2013.

    This feels like the mobile phone version of the mhz myth.
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    No doubt.. it seems like just short of two years is FOREVER in the phone universe!
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    And the Prime is already obsolete.
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    I'm betting that the next 2-3 generations of phones that haven't been announced yet are obsolete in the basement R&D departments of the larger technology companies.
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    ^Maybe! I dont know tho, with the cpu heat and battery issues maybe not. What's funny is that the current android os barley even needs dual core. The second core does limited mop up at best these days! So unless ICS is a real system hog, a 1 ghz dual core phone should actually run it just fine.
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    Well if you take a look at the pick their are 4classes they got set up. Class 4 is where its actually at 2.5ghz and dual/quad. I'd say this articual is a little misleading. Class 1-2 will mostly be the first to come out by 2012 and the latter half will be closer to 2013 or in 2013. Cause if you read class 4 it says nextgen handsets. So gonna be a while before we actually see the 2.5ghz.

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    LMAO!! The Vigor too....so to those wanting to play the waiting game...set your own rules. If not, you will go insane.
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    I agree. i think the droid bionic/htc vigor/droid prime will do me just fine! heck im really temped by the bionic, but im in no hurry! ill see what else comes out this year.

    I dont think were are going to be seeing a quad core 2.5ghz in a phone. I for see that in a tablet. There is no reason to have it in a phone. i dont even see a 2.5 single core in a phone. i see all of the above going in tablets! well besides the gpu's. them will make in into phones.
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    I didn't actually click the link because I'm lazy at times, but I was just going by the OP wrote. Upon further review, and reading the article at pocket-lint, the end of year figure quote is apparently from Paul Jacobs Qualcom CEO. If that's true and not a misquote, then I'm calling BS on this. Chipset don't miracle themselves into consumer ready handsets in 4 months. The timing is all sorts of wrong to think that a manufacturer could put a new chipset in a phone and have something ready for mass production in less than 6 months. I would hope and pray that a manufacturer wouldn't do such a thing to prevent another Xoom/LTE debacle.

    Regardless I still think that the whole 2.5GHz in a phone, is just the mobile phone MHz Myth. People are already caught up in the crap with the difference between the Bionic and the SGII 1v1.2GHz processing speed without ANY empirical evidence to say how the phone would run on a CDMA network let alone LTE.
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    By the time they are done beefing up these processors they are going to be bigger then my DX and I mean the processor alone.

    Smart phones went from big to small and are now getting bigger. If need be I will just start wearing MC Hammer pants, you could fit a whole laptop in those bad boys :)
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