1.3GHz Snapdragon QSD8650A chipset announced by Qualcomm

If you think that Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon QSD2850 chipset (packed in Toshiba’s TG01) is impressive, wait until you hear about the new 1.3GHz QSD8650A chipset.

Announced today by Qualcomm, the 1.3GHz QSD8650A chipset comes to expand the Snapdragon family, bringing not only 30% more speed, but also a 2D graphics accelerator and an improved 3D graphics core.

What’s even cooler is that the QSD8650A requires 30% less power than the previous Snapdragon chipsets, and it only consumes 10 milliwats when in stand-by.

The new 45nm chipset supports WXGA (1280 x 720 pixels) displays and Adobe Flash, thus being suitable for next-gen smartphones and smartbooks. The chipset also features GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, mobile TV (DVB-H, MediaFLO, ISDB-T) and high-def video recording/playback.


(Toshiba TG01)

The 1.3GHz Snapdragon QSD2850 chipset from Qualcomm is scheduled for sampling sometime before the end of 2009.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm has re-affirmed its plans to power more than 30 Snapdragon-based devices from more than 15 manufacturers. All these products should be released by the end of 2009.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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