Details About Qualcomm's Next-Gen ARM-based Processors

More information about the Qualcomm's next year processors hit the web. The company's next generation ARM-based processors for phones and tablets are even more powerful. We should see four new processors, manufactured in 28 nm LP/HPm process. The lower end processor will be a dual-core APQ8060A/Pro with clocks between 1.5 GHz and 1.7 GHz.

The most interested is the APQ8084 processor which is a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor with extremely powerful graphics chip. It will be based on the same Qualcomm Krait core design as the recently unveiled Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors and should have Adreno 420 graphics. As ITU recently approved H.265 video codec, Adreno should be the first chip to feature support for hardware-accelerated decoding as well as DirectX 11.1 and Open CL 1.2 full profile support. In terms of wireless technology, the APQ8084 should integrate a 802.11ac component which will allow much higher speeds.

A slightly less powerful chip should be the APQ8074 which should be almost the same as the bigger brother, but lacking some features. The most notable is the Adreno 330 graphics which is just an upgraded version of the 320. It will have the same speeds like the APQ8084, but will not have an LTE support.

Additionally, the new chipsets will come with increased USB connectivity which results with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 connections for the most powerful chip. Alongside with the processors, Android Police speculates that this could be a time we see Qualcomm's processors in laptops. Though we will not see any chip until 2014 at the soonest.