Thanks to a leaked internal document from Qualcomm, we now have a glimpse into the future of what the company has in store for their popular line of Snapdragon processors.
Looks like the first of these fire breathing dragons will be based off their new Krait design. The MSM8930/8960/8270 and APQ8064 will all be capable of reaching speeds up to 2.5Ghz and use only a fraction of the power seen on today’s SOC’s. Apparently, these next gen Snapdragons will offer support for quad-core processing, 20MP cameras, 3D hardware and promise to be 5 times faster than what is currently available on the market. The onboard Adreno GPU will offer “console quality graphics” and will rival gaming handhelds like the 3DS and Sony’s Next Generation Portable.
Before you get your Android panties in a bunch, the world isn’t ready for this kind of power just yet. Current OS’s have yet to fully take advantage of even dual-core processors so we’re going to need a few more desserts from Google before then.
The new Snaps will be made available for manufacturers later this year so you can expect to see these in your favorite smartphone sometime in 2012.