Qualcomm To Launch 1.5Ghz Dual Core CPUs

Chip maker Qualcomm has confirmed that it will be launching a pair of dual core processors next year which are likely to end up in mainstream and high end devices.

The 8260 is a 1.2GHz part that will be available in designs as from the first half of 2011 while the 8672 will be a 1.5GHz dual core part, available from July 2011. Although he did not provide details about them, we'd expect both parts to be Cortex A9-based.

Speaking at the company's IQ2010 conference in London yesterday, Qualcomm chief executive Dr Paul Jacobs revealed that the company had already reached over one billion 3G users worldwide, a number that he expects will climb to 2.8 billion by 2014.

Other competitors like Nvidia, TI and Samsung have already announced dual core processors with similar speeds and it is likely that there will be a few handsets sporting them and available for sale by the end of the year.

Qualcomm will also launch a 0.8GHz part called the 7X30 and its faster brother, the 1GHz 8X65. Both will sport a new GPU called Adreno 205 which is twice faster than the Adreno 200 found in current MSM8250 generation.