Qualcomm has officially revealed a new line of mainstream smartphone chipsets, MSM7×30 family which is going to bring gigahertz processing to future average smartphones. The MSM7×30 family will pleasantly surprise you with multimedia features like HD video recording and playback and “exceptional graphics with dedicated 2D and 3D cores” while the chips will also be optimized for offering you a great web experience.
Qualcomm MSM7×30 Smartphone Chipsets will include the MSM7230 for HSPA+ smartphones and the MSM7630 which comes with multi-mode support for HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B and SV-DO handsets. Qualcomm MSM7×30 Smartphone Chipsets family will offer 800MHz to 1GHz CPUs based on the ARM v7 instruction set. The CPU used will be the same Scorpion models found in current Snapdragon chipsets.
MXM7×30 chipsets will gets features like:
720p high-definition video encode/decode at 30 frames per second
Integrated 2D and 3D graphics GPUs with support for OpenGL ES 2.0, and OpenVG 1.1 industry standard APIs
Dedicated low-power audio subsystem supporting 5.1 surround
12-megapixel camera support
Integrated GPS for location-based services
Support for leading mobile operating systems, including Android, Windows Mobile, Brew Mobile Platform and Symbian
Support for package-on-package memory for reduced board space, optimized power consumption and more responsive performance.
PM8058 power management integrated circuit and the QTR8600 RF subsystem with integrated Bluetooth and FM radio
Wi-Fi support as it will interface directly with the Qualcomm WCN1312 WLAN solution for 802.11 b/g/n.
Qualcomm hasn’t announced what smartphones will use the new chipsets so far but we’ll be definitely looking forward to see manufacturers announce new devices based on Qualcomm’s new MSM7×30 chipset family.