Oh sure, you may remember the 1.2GHz dual-core MSM8260 and MSM8660 (w/ CDMA support) that Qualcomm already shipped months ago, but this is an entirely different story. Vice president of product management Mark Frankel of Qualcomm has confirmed that the company plans to send out it’s newest chip, QSD8672, by the end of 2010; The chip will be more widely used towards early 2011, but a few manufacturers may have something available by Christmas.
The 45nm processor will make it’s way into everything from phones to laptops, tablets, and more. The ARM based 8627 is said to be capable of 1080p video, DDR2, DDR3, and HDMI. Oh, and in case you were worried about battery life on a smart-phone using a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, “individual voltage scaling will enable each core to be clocked independently of the other in order to maximize battery life and performance.” So now that we’ve got some of the specs straightened out, I’m sure there’s only one more question on your mind: What will be the lucky device to see this chip first? While I’m not ready to name an exact device yet, I will say this, I’m looking at you HTC. What do you think?