Qualcomm unveils 1.5GHz dual-core chip for smartphones


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Even though they just started shipping 1.2Ghz processors in June, and we have yet to see those in a mobile phone, Qualcomm has announced it will ship the third iteration of its popular Snapdragon chip by the end of this year. The new QSD8672 should deliver a significant upgrade from the first generation Snapdragon found in such phones as the Nexus One and EVO 4G, using a smaller 45nm manufacturing process and featuring two cores operating at up to 1.5 GHz.

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Very soon these phones are going to outpace older computers. I would love to see benchmarks comparing this processor to my old P4 clunker


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Other notable features include 1080p video playback and recording, support for display resolutions up to 1440 x 900,

Isn't that somewhat contradictory? You can't really watch a 1080p video on a screen lower than 1920x1080.


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Princeton, if the device has video output you could watch 1080p video on an external display.


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Awesome! With my 1ghz on my Evo and 6 hours of heavy phone/data use, with a dual core 1.5ghz I will get 25 minutes of use!

Seriously, it is not the CPU speed we need to be concerned with here, we need to push the battery folks to engineer up some new technology to keep up.

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