Qualcomm announced its new upgraded Snapdragon processors with higher speeds, reaching 1.3GHZ with 3D, multimedia and graphics processing plus power consumption improvements at a Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan
Qualcom’s Snapdragon QSD8650A chipset also features integrated GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi spport, multi-mode support for UMTS and CDMA 3G connectivity.
“This latest addition to the growing family of Snapdragon chipsets will help our customers to develop faster, more power-efficient smartphones and smartbooks,” Senior vice president of marketing and product management at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Luis Pineda said.
The new upgraded chipset can also uses 45 nanometer (nm) process technologies for improved processing performance and longer battery life. It can support WXGA at 1366x768 and TV tuning like MEdiaFLO TV in the US, ISDB-T and DVB-H in Europe.
“This new 45 nm device shows our continued commitment to extending the capabilities of the Snapdragon platform with leading-edge process technology and an expanded list of integrated features,” Pineda added.
The company did not specify exact date when the new chipset will arrive in shipping products but says it will be scheduled for sampling before the end of 2009.