Qualcomm recently announced that its dual-core Snapdragon with 1.5GHz clockspeed is expected to ship in the final quarter of this year. The first devices based on this new QSD8672 chip are expected for early next year, although some aggressive vendors could launch it a bit sooner to capture some Christmas sales.
After delays, Qualcomm will start shipping its fastest Snapdragon dual-core chip for smartphones and tablets in the fourth quarter, with devices possibly launching by the end of this year, the company said on Monday.
The company will ship the dual-core QSD8672 chip with CPU cores running at up to 1.5GHz, said Mark Frankel, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. The chip could go into smartphones, tablets and low-cost laptops, he said.
Frankel pegged the launch date for devices with the new chip for early next year, adding that aggressive vendors could launch products "by Christmas" -- or the fourth quarter -- this year, Frankel said.