Qualcomm announced its fourth generation of Snapdragon Quad-Core 2.5 GHz chipset, codenamed Krait which would almost fill the gap between tablets, PCs and mobile phones. The new Quad-Core chipset will be launched in the early 2012 and is made entirely for tablet like devices including smartphones.
The Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm is designed for the next Microsoft operating system (may be named as Windows 8 ) and has following features:
- 12 times more power and 75 percent lower power usage than the first Snapdragon
- Up to 20 Megapixel Camera support
- 3D stereoscopic photo and video capture and playback
- Full 1080p HD and 3-D video output to large screens, via HDMI
- Integration with LTE/3G radio modules
- Support for PC-type DDR3 memory, plus PCIe interfaces and multiple USB ports
- NFC support
- Comes packed with Qualcomm’s brand new quad-core graphics processor, the Adreno 320 for a console-quality gaming experience
This new Snapdragon chipset line will be expected to launch at the next CES and will further reduce the size of the devices based on this Qualcomm chipset.
| via seattle times |