Qualcomm's Newest SnapDragon Runs 4 Cores at 2.5GHz
Qualcomm today announced the latest addition to its SnapDragon line of mobile processors. The APQ8064 in the most advanced chip in Qualcomm's line, and boasts a quad-core design at speeds that run up to 2.5GHz per core. The APQ8064 is made with 28nm processing, which Qualcomm says helps to reduce power requirements while controlling heat output. The chip also supports a quad-core graphics chip for better gaming support. The APQ8064 also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radios, includes support for NFC, and is capable of handling 20 megapixel cameras and 3D video capture. Qualcomm expects the chip to begin sampling in early 2012.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
LeTV Max Pro Calls Dibs On Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chip
LeTV today announced the Max Pro, the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. In addition to Qualcomm's flagship chip, the Max Pro takes advantage of 802.11ad 60 GHz WiFi from Qualcomm and Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint technology.
Qualcomm's Latest Snapdragon Is for Entry-Level Phones
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 210, a processor and transceiver intended for entry-level smartphones and tablets. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 210 supports multimode 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM configurations at low costs.
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.
Unlike many competitors, the chip and/or software has a lot of options for keeping power usage down. Each core can be throttled down or even turned off completely. Theref...