Windows Phone to get dual-core Qualcomm chipset
Well, it's just a matter of time before our Windows Phones get a dual-core processor, right? Currently, we have just single-core, up to 1GHz CPUs on our phones, but Qualcomm looks to change that with their MSM8x60 chipset.
This info comes by way of Qualcomm's own site which lists Windows Phone as a supported OS (they need special drivers to interact with the chipset, see Qualcomm's discussion here). What makes all of this interesting is we know that the Qualcomm MSM7X30 and MSM8X55 chipsets have been approved for the Windows Phone chassis specifications, but this is the first we're hearing of a dual-core MSM8x60 chipset and Windows Phone mentioned together.
We should note though that just because it supports Windows Phone doesn't mean it's a chassis option, at leastd for right now. But it does show that evidently, a lot of the leg-work is already done in porting the chipset to our OS.
The MSM8x60, is currently featured in the new HTC EVO 3D and features a strong arsenal of technology, including:
- Dual Scorpion-cores up to 1.5GHz
- Adreno 220 GPU
- 1080P video and playback
- HDMI mirroring
- Dolby 5.1
- 3D capturing and playback
- 16MP dual-camera support
Sounds good to us, now hopefully we can see some phones this fall, rocking some Mango with this bad boy on board.