Qualcomm Announces 1.2GHz Processor and LTE Chip
Qualcomm today announced the MSM8655 SnapDragon processor and the MDM9600 Long Term Evolution modem module. The new SnapDragon processor runs at 1.2GHz and has advanced Adreno graphics support. The LTE module is fully backward compatible with Verizon's EVDO Rev. A/B 3G network. Together, these chips will form Qualcomm's flagship LTE modem and processor for 2011. According to Qualcomm, Verizon Wireless will introduce devices at CES this week with these chips inside them.
Qualcomm Fully Reveals the Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm today unveiled the Snapdragon 820 processor, a top-of-the-line chip bound for flagship handsets and tablets. The 820 features a Qualcomm-designed, 64-bit quad-core Kryo processor.
Qualcomm's X12 Modem to Supercharge Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm today confirmed that its Snapdragon 820 processor will be equipped with the company's X12 LTE modem. The X12, announced in passing earlier this year, is Qualcomm's most advanced wireless radio module.
Qualcomm Adds LTE Cat 9 to Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm today announced it has improved the Snapdragon 810 processor by incorporating an LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation modem. With LTE Cat 9 on board, Qualcomm claims the 810 has reached download speeds of 450Mbps over three 20MHz LTE carriers in lab-based tests.
Qualcomm Renames 600 Series Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm has changed the names of two 600 series Snapdragon processors. Specifically, the Snapdragon 620 and Snapdragon 618 will now be called the Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650.
Qualcomm Boasts of Snapdragon 810 Support
Following reports of poor performance of its flagship Snapdragon 810 processor, Qualcomm today rounded up support from a handful of handset makers that plan to use the chip. LG and Xiaomi have already committed to using the processor in the G Flex 2 and Mi Note Pro, respectively, and reiterated their trust in the processor.
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