First dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets from Qualcomm start shipping

Announced by Qualcomm more than a year ago, the MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets are now finally shipping – they’re the company’s first Snapdragon chipsets to have two application processor cores.

Designed for high-end smartphones, the new dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets can run at up to 1.2GHz. They feature support for WXGA (1280 x 800) displays, GPU with 3D/2D acceleration engines, 1080p video, built-in low power GPS, and dedicated low power audio engine.

The Qualcomm MSM8260 will power HSPA+ smartphones, while the MSM8660 is made for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B handsets.

Qualcomm didn’t say when exactly handsets based on its new dual-core chipsets will be available, but the company’s partners are probably already working on something. Who knows, maybe Nokia’s first Snapdragon smartphone will use the MSM8260 or the MSM8660.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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