Qualcomm has just shipped its dual core Snapdragon CPUs (MSM8260 and MSM8660) to HTC, meaning that we might as well see handsets like the Vision model taking off at Christmas time. The device’s mockup is shown below and this is supposed to be among the first smartphones with a dual core processor on board.


Both of the processors support running speeds of up to 1.2 GHz and are based on the new 45nm technology, for ultra-low power consumption. Such CPUs enable features like HSPA+, 1080 video encoding and decoding, powerful GPUs and support for 1280 x 800 resolution displays (24 bit).

16 megapixel cameras will also be supported, as well as DTS/Dolby 5.1 surround sound and A-GPS. Will we also get 3D displays on the new smartphones based on Qualcomm’s chipsets? If the Nintendo 3DS can do it, why can’t a handset?

[via ubergizmo]

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