Qualcomm Snapdragon Model Details and Specs

Qualcomm produce the Snapdragon family of system-on-chips which are used in tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices, this family of chips has been around since 2008. The Snapdragon processor core is called Scorpion and bears similar features to the ARM Cortext-A8 core as well as, on various chipsets, HD 720p and 1080p decoding.

The table below shows the Snapdragon processors released to date with model numbers and maximum clock speeds.

Model Number Clock Speed Release
QSD8250 1 GHz 2008
QSD8650 1 GHz 2008
QSD8250A 1.3 GHz 2009
QSD8650A 1.3 GHz 2009
MSM7230 800 MHz 2010
MSM7630 800 MHz 2010
MSM8255 1 GHz 2010
MSM8655 1 GHz 2010
APQ8060 1.2 GHz 2011
MSM8260 1.2 GHz 2010
MSM8660 1.2 GHz 2010
QSD8672 1.5 GHz 2011

In addition to the above existing processors, dual-core and quad-core Snapdragon processors are expected in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Qualcomm stated: "The new processor micro-architecture, code-named Krait, in the next-generation Snapdragon will redefine performance for the industry, offering speeds of up to 2.5GHz per core and delivering 150 percent higher overall performance, as well as 65 percent lower power than currently available ARM-based CPU cores."

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