Qualcomm recently announced a new addition to the Snapdragon chipset line that power many of todays Android smartphones. The new chipset will be based on a 28nm process, use 25% less power than the original Snapdragon chipset, and will have a dual-core processor, as well as other features.
EE Times reports that Qualcomm announced the new chipset last Wednesday will be called the MSM8960.
The processors will come with built-in support for LTE and all 3G modes, as well as "upgraded graphics capabilities with four times the performance of the original Snapdragon chip".
AnAndTech reports that the GPU to be used in the new chipset, the Adreno 3xx, will be able to deliver performance on par with the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3
Usual abilities like WLAN, FM radio, GPS, and Bluetooth are supported as well. The chips will begin sampling sometime next year, which likely means that consumers should expect to have the chipset in released products sometime in 2012.
Many parts of the claims they make are unspecified, such as what their reported increases in performance are being compared against, so don't be surprised if, come release time, the real-world figures are not exactly what you were expecting.
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