More qores! We are just starting to get the taste of dual-core processors in our mobile devices but not for long, if Qualcomm has anything to do with it. Determined to smack that taste out of our mouths with blazing fast 2.5Ghz speeds, the next generation of Snapdragon processors are slated for early 2012, with handsets coming later that year. Codenamed “Krait,” this family of processors will be offered in one, two, and four cored variants at peak speeds of 2.5Ghz per core and come packing with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM radio (lulz). NFC and stereoscopic 3D video and photo capture (powered by the new quad-3D core Adreno 320 GPU) and playback will also be supported as well as multi-mode LTE modem integration, all in a 28mm chipset. Expect these blazing speeds to blaze through your battery life? Think again, says Qualcomm, as the 150% performance boost will also entail a 65% power consumption reduction over current ARM CPUs. Christmas 2012 can’t come soon enough!
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