Qualcomm Wants To Make Sure You Choose Their Next Generation Snapdragon Processors [Video]


It was only a few days ago I posted a leaked internal document from Qualcomm showing off the raw power of their next generation dual-core Snapdragon processors. In case you’re not the benchmark type and are more interested in getting a real world sense of what all those bar graphs meant, Qualcomm was nice enough to upload some video of their upcoming processors in action.

The first video shows the multimedia playback abilities of rival’s Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 (Cortex 9), vs. the current 2nd generation Snapdragon single-core processors as found in popular handsets like the Mytouch 4G, G2 and Thunderbolt. I should say ahead of time, take any manufacturer’s presentations with a grain of salt as they are usually bias and skewed in favor of their products. Kind of like those commercials you see with Vince the Shamwow guy.

For our second video, Qualcomm wants to make sure you know their next generation dual-core Snapdragons are no slouch in the gaming department (like their first generation ones were). All thanks to their new, beefy Adreno 220 GPU. Oh, and just an FYI, the phone showcased in the video is Qualcomm’s very own developer phone specifically made and designed to show off their new processor’s abilities.

You can find the new Snapdragon MSM8660 dual-core processors in the upcoming HTC Sensation and Evo 3D when they are released this summer. The chipset wars are heating up! You excited yet?

[Via PocketNow]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Looks freakin’ awesome. Don’t think I’ll be spending the $1,350 on the Dev Phone they are asking for, though. Sensation 4G! Woot!

    1. Haha! Agreed. I’ll just wait patiently for my Evo 3D =)

  2. Look ar my mytouch 4g holding shit down

  3. Little disappointed that the MSM8660 is using modded dual A8’s instead of A9’s.

    1. Its not using modded A8 cores.
      The snapdragon are custom developed processors that only use the same instruction set, the snapdragon is however not an A8 core.
      For example the A8 is incapable of being dualcore while the Snapdragon can.

      1. “The Snapdragon application processor core, dubbed Scorpion, is
        Qualcomm’s own design. It has many features similar to those of the
        ARM Cortex-A8 core and it is based on the ARM v7 instruction set, but
        theoretically has much higher performance for multimedia-related SIMD

        1. Qualcomm builds the CPU cores from stock, using ARM licenses. Their CPUs are very different from the original ARM designs.

    2. So ARM refined the A8 to create A9. Qualcomm refined the A8 to create Scorpion. Why do you assume ARM’s design is better than Qualcomm’s? In some ways it’s better, in some ways it’s worse.

  4. If they wantpeople on board with them, they need to be VHS not Beta.. Strike some deals with gaming companies to have more content.. (not just netflix but for games) make sure it’s not exclusive, exclusive means temporary gimmick, non exclusive but first means long term support for the technology.

  5. It’s pretty clear that Qualcomm has stepped up their game. Competition drives innovation and in the end we all benefit from that. This year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon products are going to be special. I am Counting the days

  6. These videos feel like a desperate cry to tell their customers to WAIT for their dual cores instead of going for what’s out there now…
    Do we know when they are coming out?

    1. HTC Sensation is estimated for June 8, 2011

  7. can anyone tell me what those games are at 1:05 on second video? Or are they just a made up demos?

    1. Looked like a demo “game” but I’m most likely wrong…

  8. the demos look nice and all, but i highly doubt the phones we see on the market will be as powerful. even then, it doesn’t blow away the competition. the tegra2 is everybit as capable… and who knows exactly how powerful the galaxy s2 phones will be.

  9. T-Mobile = MSM8260 – UMTS / Single Mode = HTC Sensation (June 8th supposedly)
    Sprint = MSM8660 – CDMA / Multimode = HTC EVO 3D (Summer 2011)

    Oh, and model number difference between MSM8260 and MSM8660 is just for a different radio.

  10. Yea that first clip seems suspect. Out of the rest of the dual cores I assume its Tegra 2 and I doubt its a difference like that between it and a dual core Snapdragon.

    I like that phone in the 2nd clip…..damn.

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