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Snapdragon is a family of mobile system on chips by Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Qualcomm is an American global telecommunication corporation that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access technology and other technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA...

. Qualcomm considers Snapdragon a "platform" for use in smartphone
Smartphone
A smartphone is a high-end mobile phone built on a mobile computing platform, with more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary feature phone. The first smartphones were devices that mainly combined the functions of a personal digital assistant and a mobile phone or camera...

s, tablets, and smartbook
Smartbook
A smartbook was a class of mobile device that combined certain features of both a smartphone and netbook computer, promoted in 2009 and 2010....

 devices.

The Snapdragon application processor core, dubbed Scorpion, is Qualcomm's own design. It has many features similar to those of the ARM
ARM architecture
ARM is a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer instruction set architecture developed by ARM Holdings. It was named the Advanced RISC Machine, and before that, the Acorn RISC Machine. The ARM architecture is the most widely used 32-bit ISA in numbers produced...

 Cortex-A8
ARM Cortex-A8
The ARM Cortex-A8 is a processor core designed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARM v7 instruction set architecture. Compared to the ARM11 core, the Cortex-A8 is dual-issue superscalar, achieving roughly twice the instructions executed per clock cycle....

 core and it is based on the ARM
ARM architecture
ARM is a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer instruction set architecture developed by ARM Holdings. It was named the Advanced RISC Machine, and before that, the Acorn RISC Machine. The ARM architecture is the most widely used 32-bit ISA in numbers produced...

 v7 instruction set, but theoretically has much higher performance for multimedia-related SIMD operations.

All Snapdragon processors contain the circuitry to decode high-definition video
High-definition video
High-definition video or HD video refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition video, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1,280×720 pixels or 1,920×1,080 pixels...

 (HD) resolution at 720p
720p
720p is the shorthand name for 1280x720, a category of High-definition television video modes having a resolution of 1080 or 720p and a progressive scan...

 or 1080p
1080p
1080p is the shorthand identification for a set of HDTV high-definition video modes that are characterized by 1080 horizontal lines of resolution and progressive scan, meaning the image is not interlaced as is the case with the 1080i display standard....

 depending on the Snapdragon chipset. Adreno, the company's proprietary GPU technology, integrated into Snapdragon chipsets (and certain other Qualcomm chipsets) is Qualcomm's own design, using assets the company acquired from AMD.

The first chipsets in the Snapdragon family were the QSD8650 and the QSD8250 (System-on-a-Chip), available since the fourth quarter of 2008, both integrating a , a cellular modem
Wireless modem
A wireless modem is a type of modulator-demodulator which connects to a wireless network instead of using telephone or cable television lines...

 and GPS
Global Positioning System
The Global Positioning System is a space-based global navigation satellite system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites...

. In 2010, the Snapdragon family was expanded to include MSM (Mobile Station Modem) and APQ (Application Processor) series.

History

  • Q4 2008
  • The first chipsets in the Snapdragon family, the QSD8650 and the QSD8250, were made available.

  • June 2009
  • Qualcomm presented the Compal smartbook and ASUS Eee PC‎ at Computex using the Snapdragon SoC and running Google
    Google
    Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

    's Android operating system. At the same event, ASUS
    ASUS
    ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated is a multinational computer technology and consumer electronics product manufacturer headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Its product range includes motherboards, desktops, laptops, monitors, tablet PCs, servers and mobile phones...

     also showed a Snapdragon-based device, then withdrew it abruptly.

  • December 7, 2009
  • The LG eXpo
    LG eXpo
    LG eXpo is a mobile phone designed for business users, and manufactured by LG Electronics. It runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system, and was released in December, 2009. LG expo is termed one of the best Windows Mobile phones in the market....

     was the first US phone to utilize the Snapdragon SoC.

  • January 5, 2010
  • The Nexus One
    Nexus One
    The Nexus One was Google's flagship smartphone manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation. It became available on January 5, 2010 and uses the Android open source mobile operating system...

     was released, manufactured by HTC, and featured Android OS 2.1 powered by a Snapdragon running at 1 GHz (Qualcomm QSD8250).

  • April 29, 2010
  • The HTC Droid Incredible
    Droid Incredible
    The HTC DROID Incredible is a smartphone manufactured by HTC Corporation using the Android operating system. The DROID Incredible was released on April 29, 2010, and is available through Verizon Wireless only. The device is similar to the Sprint HTC Evo 4G...

     was released, using the Snapdragon QSD8650 1 GHz SoC, and was the first Snapdragon device available on the Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless
    Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, is one of the largest mobile network operators in the United States. The network has 107.7 million subscribers as of 2011, making it the largest wireless service provider in America....

     network.

  • June 1, 2010
  • Qualcomm announced sampling of the MSM8x60 series of Snapdragon SoC's.

  • June 4, 2010
  • The HTC EVO 4G
    HTC Evo 4G
    The HTC Evo 4G is a smartphone developed by HTC Corporation and marketed as Sprint's flagship Android smartphone, running on its WiMAX network...

     was released, using the Snapdragon QSD8650 1 GHz SoC, and was available on the Sprint
    Sprint Nextel
    Sprint Nextel Corporation is an American telecommunications company based in Overland Park, Kansas. The company owns and operates Sprint, the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, with 53.4 million customers, behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility...

     network. The HTC EVO 4G
    HTC Evo 4G
    The HTC Evo 4G is a smartphone developed by HTC Corporation and marketed as Sprint's flagship Android smartphone, running on its WiMAX network...

     was the United States' first WiMAX
    WiMAX
    WiMAX is a communication technology for wirelessly delivering high-speed Internet service to large geographical areas. The 2005 WiMAX revision provided bit rates up to 40 Mbit/s with the 2011 update up to 1 Gbit/s for fixed stations...

     phone.

  • October 22, 2010
  • The HTC Desire HD
    HTC Desire HD
    The HTC Desire HD is an Android smartphone by HTC Corporation. It was unveiled at a press event in London hosted by HTC on September 15, 2010, and was made available for sale in October in Europe and in January 2011 in Canada...

     is released, featuring the MSM8255 SoC with Adreno 205 GPU.

  • November 17, 2010
  • Qualcomm announces the roadmap for Next-Gen Snapdragon SoC development, including the MSM8960, citing future improvements in CPU and GPU performance and lower power consumption

  • January 5, 2011
  • A version of Microsoft Windows compiled for ARM is shown running on the Snapdragon SoC at CES 2011.

  • February 13, 2011
  • The HTC Inspire 4G is released, featuring the MSM8255 SoC.

  • March 21, 2011
The HTC EVO 3D
HTC EVO 3D
The HTC Evo 3D is an Android 2.3 smartphone that allows for the creation and viewing of 3D content through the use of two 5 MP rear-facing cameras and a glasses-free 3D-capable 4.3" qHD touch screen. In the United States, the Evo 3D is available exclusively on the Sprint/Nextel network...

 features the MSM8660 Dual-Core SoC with Adreno 220 GPU.
The HTC Thunderbolt
HTC ThunderBolt
The HTC ThunderBolt is the first 4G LTE smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network. It is a CDMA/LTE variant of the HTC Desire HD...

 features the MSM8655 SoC.

  • August 3, 2011
Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Qualcomm is an American global telecommunication corporation that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access technology and other technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA...

 announces plan to use simple names (S1, S2, S3 and S4) for Snapdragon processors so that the public can better understand the products. The bigger the number is, the more advanced functions that the processor has, which means S4 can perform better than S3.

Current and future specifications



Family / generation Model Number Semiconductor Technology CPU Instruction Set CPU CPU Cache GPU Memory Technology Wireless Radio Technologies Sampling Availability Utilizing Devices
Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 65 nm ARMv7 1 GHz Scorpion Adreno 200 GSM (GPRS, EDGE
Edge
- Aviation :* Leading edge, a line connecting the forward-most points of a wing's profile* Trailing edge, the rear edge of the wing* Zivko Edge 540, an aerobatic aircraft- Mathematics, science and technology :...

), UMTS/WCDMA (HSDPA, HSUPA), MBMS
Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service
Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services is a point-to-multipoint interface specification for existing and upcoming 3GPP cellular networks, which is designed to provide efficient delivery of broadcast and multicast services, both within a cell as well as within the core network...

Q4 2008 Acer Stream/Liquid
Acer Liquid A1
The Acer Liquid A1 is a smartphone manufactured by Acer Inc. of Taiwan. It was launched on 7 December 2009 in the UK..The phone is Acer's first to use the Android operating system, backed by Google...

, Acer neoTouch S200
Acer neoTouch S200
The Acer neoTouch S200 is a Windows Mobile 6.5 - smartphone by Acer Inc designed for a business use. The Acer neoTouch was launched in October 2009 and is the second phone on the market, after the Toshiba TG01, with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor .- Features :The following specifications are...

, Dell Venue Pro
Dell Venue Pro
The Dell Venue Pro, codename Lightning, is a mobile smartphone running the Windows Phone operating system. The phone uses the T-Mobile network, but is only available for purchase at Microsoft retail stores or directly from Dell Corporation....

 (Lightning), Dell Streak
Dell Streak
Dell Streak 5 is a smartphone/tablet PC hybrid from Dell that uses the Android operating system. It comes with a capacitive touchscreen and two cameras, a 5MP one with dual-LED flash on the back and a VGA-resolution one on the front for video calling; both are capable of video.The development...

, Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile REGZA Phone T-01C, HP Compaq AirLife 100, HTC Desire
HTC Desire
The HTC Desire is a smartphone developed by the HTC Corporation, announced on 16 February 2010 and released in Europe and Australia in the second quarter of the same year. The HTC Desire runs the Android operating system, version 2.2 "Froyo"...

, HTC HD2
HTC HD2
The HTC HD2 , is a smartphone belonging to the HTC Touch family, manufactured by HTC and running the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. The phone was designed and manufactured by HTC, and was released in Europe in November 2009, and in December 2009 in Hong Kong...

, HTC 7 Mozart
HTC 7 Mozart
The HTC 7 Mozart , is a mobile smartphone running the Windows Phone operating system. The phone was designed and manufactured by HTC....

, HTC 7 Surround
HTC 7 Surround
The HTC 7 Surround is a smartphone created by HTC running on the Windows Phone operating system. The HTC Surround launched on November 8, 2010 on AT&T.- Release :The Surround was released on November 8, 2010...

, HTC 7 Trophy
HTC 7 Trophy
The HTC Trophy is one of several Windows Phone handsets produced by HTC Corporation...

, HTC HD7
HTC HD7
The HTC HD7 , is a smartphone running the Windows Phone OS operating system. The phone was designed and manufactured by HTC...

, HTC 7 Pro
HTC 7 Pro
The HTC 7 Pro is a business class smartphone, part of the HTC 7 series of Internet-enabled, Windows Phone smartphones designed and marketed by HTC Corporation...

, Nexus One
Nexus One
The Nexus One was Google's flagship smartphone manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation. It became available on January 5, 2010 and uses the Android open source mobile operating system...

, Huawei SmaKit S7, Lenovo LePhone, LG eXpo, LG Optimus Q, LG Optimus Z, LG Quantum
LG Quantum
The LG Quantum or Optimus 7Q is a slider smartphone which runs Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. The LG Quantum was launched November 8, 2010 on AT&T.- Display :...

, LG Panther, Pantech IM-A600S, Pantech IM-A650S, Sharp LYNX SH-10B, Sharp LYNX 3D SH-03C, Samsung Focus
Samsung Focus
The Samsung Focus is a slate smartphone which runs Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. It features a 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED screen, and 8GB of internal storage...

, Samsung Omnia 7
Samsung Omnia 7
The Samsung Omnia 7 is a slate smartphone which runs Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system . It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 SoC clocked at 1 GHz, 4.0-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 480X800 and either 8GB or 16GB capacity of internal storage...

, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is a smartphone in the Xperia series designed by Sony Ericsson. It is the first Sony Ericsson smartphone to utilize the Android operating system. The phone was shipped with Android 1.6, but an upgrade to 2.1 was made available starting October 31, 2010, with a gradual...

, Toshiba dynapocket T-01B/KG01, Toshiba TG01/TG02/TG03.
QSD8650 65 nm ARMv7 1 GHz Scorpion Adreno 200 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA), MBMS,
CDMA2000
CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is a family of 3G mobile technology standards, which use CDMA channel access, to send voice, data, and signaling data between mobile phones and cell sites. The set of standards includes: CDMA2000 1X, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, and CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. B...

 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO
Evolution-Data Optimized
 Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access...

 Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A)
Q4 2008 Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile REGZA Phone IS04(TSI04), Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile T006(TS006)/iida X-RAY(TSX06), HTC Arrive, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Supersonic/EVO 4G
HTC Evo 4G
The HTC Evo 4G is a smartphone developed by HTC Corporation and marketed as Sprint's flagship Android smartphone, running on its WiMAX network...

, LG Apollo GW990, LG Fathom VS750, LG GW820 eXpo, LG GW825 IQ, LG Optimus 7
LG Optimus 7
The LG Optimus 7 is a slate smartphone which runs Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. The Optimus 7 is part of the first generation Windows Phone lineup launched October 2010, It features a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 processor chip, 3.8-inch LCD TFT Capacitive Touchscreen,...

, Sharp IS01(SHI01)/IS03(SHI03)/, Sony Ericsson S004(SO004)/S005(SO005)/S006(SO006)/iida G11(SOX02)/S007(SO007), Toshiba dynapocket IS02(TSI01)/K01, Toshiba T004(TS004), Pantech SIRIUS α IS06(PTI06), Kyocera Echo
Kyocera Echo
The Kyocera Echo is a smartphone manufactured by Kyocera International of Japan, and distributed by Sprint in the United States. It runs the Google Android operating system. It was announced by Sprint on 7 February 2011, and released for sale 17 April 2011.It is unusual in having two 3.5" screens...

, 4Geek Horus, Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile T007(TS007), Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile T008(TS008), NEC Casio CA007, Kyocera K009(KY009), Fujitsu F001(FJ001), Sony Ericsson ARBANO AFFARE(SOY05)
QSD8250A 45 nm ARMv7 1.3 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA), MBMS Q4 2009  
QSD8650A 45 nm ARMv7 1.3 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA), MBMS,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A)
Q4 2009 Lenovo LePad
Snapdragon S2 MSM7230 45 nm ARMv7 800 MHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS Q2 2010 HTC Desire Z
HTC Desire Z
The HTC Desire Z is a smartphone developed by the HTC Corporation, that was announced on 15 September 2010 and was released in Europe and Canada in November 2010, following a number of delays related to Google's quality assurance tests. The HTC Desire Z features similar specifications to the HTC...

/T-Mobile G2, Acer Liquid Metal, HP Veer
HP Veer
The Veer is a smartphone announced by HP on February 9, 2011. The device uses webOS, is powered by a Snapdragon processor, and has a 2.6-inch screen. The smartphone is notable for its credit card-sized dimensions...

, Huawei U8800
Huawei U8800
The Huawei U8800 Ideos X5 is a touchscreen mobile phone running Android, and which targets the mid-high phone market.-External links:*...

, HTC Ignite, HTC Prime, NEC Casio MEDIAS N-04C
MSM7630 45 nm ARMv7 800 MHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A, SV-DO )
Q2 2010 HTC Evo Shift 4G
HTC Evo Shift 4G
The HTC Evo Shift 4G is a smartphone developed by HTC Corporation and marketed as the concurrent/sequel to Sprint's flagship Android smartphone, running on its 4G WiMAX network...

, Casio G'zOne Commando
Casio G'zOne Commando
The Casio G'zOne Commando is a smartphone which is ruggedized and runs the Android operating system. It is made by NEC Casio Mobile Communications, a joint venture of three Japanese electronics makers: NEC, Casio and Hitachi. It was first released by Verizon in the United States on 28 April...

, HTC Merge
HTC Merge
The HTC Merge is a device created by HTC. It is identified as a flagship phone carried by US Cellular and came to Verizon Wireless in the summer of 2011. It features a 800 MHZ processor, 3.8" capacitive touchscreen, 5 Mega Pixel camera with LED flash quality and a 720p camcorder as well as a full...

MSM8255 45 nm ARMv7 1 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 Dual-channel 333 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS Q2 2010 Acer Iconia Smart, Acer Allegro
Acer Allegro
The Acer Allegro is the first mobile smartphone manufactured by Acer running Windows Phone operating system. -Hardware:Acer W4 is a budget Windows Phone device and the first not to feature a camera flash. The phone comes in black and white backing and features 8 GB storage and HDMI out....

, HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD
The HTC Desire HD is an Android smartphone by HTC Corporation. It was unveiled at a press event in London hosted by HTC on September 15, 2010, and was made available for sale in October in Europe and in January 2011 in Canada...

, HTC Desire S
HTC Desire S
The HTC Desire S, also known as HTC Saga, is a smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC Corporation that runs the Android 2.3.5 "Gingerbread" operating system. First announced at MWC 2011 on February 15, 2011 as a successor to the HTC Desire, it was then released on April 15.-Hardware:The HTC...

, HTC Incredible S
HTC Incredible S
The HTC Incredible S is a smartphone designed and manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation that runs the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system...

, HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Radar
HTC Radar
-Description:HTC announced the HTC Radar on 1 September 2011 in London. HTC Radar feature aluminum backing design.-Launch:Microsoft launches HTC Radar powered by Windows Phone 7.5 Operating system on 12 October 2011 in India. HTC Radar is the first Mango powered Smart phone in India.-External...

, Huawei Vision, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc is an Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson. It was launched on April 1st, 2011 in Europe. The Xperia arc has a touch-screen, the mobile BRAVIA engine which optimises the picture and runs at a resolution of 854×480 pixels, a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor,...

, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is an Android smartphone by Sony Ericsson that supersedes the Sony Ericsson Vivaz. It was launched in early 2011.- Hardware :...

, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, codenamed Zeus, is a handheld game console smartphone produced by Sony Ericsson. Under the Xperia smartphone brand running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the device is the first device to be part of the PlayStation Certified program which means that it can play PlayStation...

, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is an android smartphone from Sony Ericsson. It has been launched in October 2011. The Xperia Pro has a capacitive touch-screen, slider keyboard, smart phone with mobile BRAVIA engine which optimises the picture and runs at a resolution of 854×480 pixels, a 1 GHZ...

, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini/Mini Pro
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is an android smartphone from Sony Ericsson. It was released in August 2011. The Xperia Mini Pro has a capacitive touch-screen, slider keyboard, smart phone with mobile BRAVIA engine which optimises the picture and runs at a resolution of 320×480 pixels, a...

, Sony Ericsson Xperia acro SO-02C, Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, Sony Ericsson Xperia active, Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman, T-Mobile myTouch 4G
T-Mobile myTouch 4G
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is a smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC Corporation for T-Mobile USA. HTC's name for the device during development was "Glacier". This is T-Mobile's second "4G" phone, after the T-Mobile G2, and the third smartphone by T-Mobile that runs Android 2.2 Froyo software...

, SHARP GALAPAGOS 003SH/005SH, SHARP DM009SH, SHARP AQUOS PHONE f(SH-13C), SHARP AQUOS PHONE THE HYBRID(007SH/007SH J), SHARP AQUOS PHONE THE PREMIUM(009SH), SHARP 007SH KT, SHARP Yahoo! Phone(009SH Y), Fujitsu F-12C, Blackberry Bold 9900/9930, Blackberry Torch 9810, Blackberry Torch 9860, CSL Mi410, Huawei U9000 IDEOS X6, ZTE 008Z, Huawei Vision, ZTE Tania
ZTE Tania
The ZTE Tania is the first Windows Phone device manufactured by ZTE and target the Chinese market. It will also be available in the UK as the ZTE Spirit.-Hardware:...

, HP Pre 3, Samsung Exhibit II 4G
MSM8655 45 nm ARMv7 1 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 Dual-channel 333 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B)
Q2 2010 Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T
Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T
The Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T is a mobile smartphone running the Windows Phone operating system and phone was designed and manufactured by Fujitsu Toshiba...

, HTC Thunderbolt
HTC ThunderBolt
The HTC ThunderBolt is the first 4G LTE smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network. It is a CDMA/LTE variant of the HTC Desire HD...

, HTC Droid Incredible 2 http://www.htc.com/us/products/incredible2-verizon/#tech-specs, LG Revolution, Sharp IS05(SHI05), Motorola Triumph
Motorola Triumph
The Motorola Triumph is an Android powered smartphone available in the United States exclusively through Virgin Mobile USA. The Triumph is the first Motorola-branded device sold by Virgin Mobile USA...

, Samsung Conquer 4G, Sony Ericsson Xperia acro IS11S, Casio G'zOne IS11CA, Pantech MIRACH IS11PT
MSM8255T 45 nm ARMv7 1.4-1.5 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 Dual-channel 333 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS 2011 Samsung Focus Flash, Samsung Focus S
Samsung Focus S
The Samsung Focus S is a slate smartphone which runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" operating system. It is the successor to the best-selling Windows Phone, the Samsung Focus, and was released on November 6th, 2011 in the United States. Currently, the Focus S is available exclusively through...

, Nokia Lumia 710
Nokia Lumia 710
Nokia Lumia 710 is a Windows Phone smartphone. Its release is part of a change in company's direction which has resulted in a move around from the Symbian platform towards windows phone for premium devices...

, Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800 is a Windows Phone OS powered smartphone, first unveiled by the company's CEO Stephen Elop, on 26 October 2011 at the Nokia World 2011 event...

, Samsung Galaxy S Plus http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/31/samsung-galaxy-s-rumored-to-be-getting-a-1-4ghz-2011-edition-n/, Samsung Galaxy S II Mini http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/20/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-mini-leaks-out-for-three-uk-plus-nokia-x7/ SHARP AQUOS PHONE SH-12C http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/20/sharp-aquos-sh-12c-3d-smartphone-hands-on-video/, SHARP AQUOS PHONE 006SH, HTC Flyer
HTC Flyer
The HTC Flyer is a tablet computer by HTC Corporation. It was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2011 and released in May 2011. Unlike other tablets announced at MWC, the Flyer has a single-core 1.5 GHz CPU and runs Android 2.3.3 instead of 3.0...

, Sony Xperia arc S, HTC Titan
HTC Titan
The HTC Titan is an EVDO Rev. A Windows Mobile 6.1 Pocket PC phone manufactured by High Tech Computer Corporation of Taiwan. It is the successor to the HTC Apache upon which it improves by adding more ROM, GPS, EVDO Rev. A, additional hard keys, a scroll-wheel, spring-loaded keyboard, and a higher...

, Samsung Omnia W
Samsung Omnia W
The Samsung Omnia W is a slate device running Windows Phone operating system 7.5. The phone is manufactured by Samsung...

, Samsung Galaxy W
MSM8655T 45 nm ARMv7 1.4-1.5 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 Dual-channel 333 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B)
2011 HP Pre 3
HP Pre 3
The HP Pre 3 is a touchscreen slider smartphone manufactured by Hewlett-Packard. On February 9, 2011, the phone was announced by HP at a webOS special event held at the Fort Mason Center, San Francisco alongside the HP Veer and Touchpad. It was commercially released in the United Kingdom on...

, SHARP AQUOS PHONE IS11SH, SHARP AQUOS PHONE IS12SH, Toshiba REGZA Phone IS11T, SHARP AQUOS PHONE IS13SH, NEC Casio MEDIAS BR IS11N, Kyosera DIGNO ISW11K
Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 45 nm ARMv7 1.2-1.5 GHz Dual-core Scorpion L2: 512 kB Adreno 220 Single-channel 333 MHz ISM/266 MHz LPDDR2 Connectivity features not included 2011 HP TouchPad
HP TouchPad
The HP TouchPad is a tablet computer which was developed and designed by Hewlett-Packard. The HP TouchPad was launched on July 1, 2011, in the United States; July 15 in Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany; and August 15 in Australia....

, T-Mobile Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, HTC Vivid
HTC Vivid
The HTC Vivid is the first 4G LTE smartphone on the AT&T Mobility network. It comes in two colors, white and black....

, NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo
is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan. The name is officially an abbreviation of the phrase, "do communications over the mobile network", and is also from a compound word dokomo, meaning "everywhere" in Japanese. Docomo provides phone, video phone , i-mode , and mail services...

 Galaxy S II LTE
MSM8260 45 nm ARMv7 1.2-1.5 GHz Dual-core Scorpion Adreno 220 Single-channel 333 MHz ISM/266 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS Q3 2010 ASUS
ASUS
ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated is a multinational computer technology and consumer electronics product manufacturer headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Its product range includes motherboards, desktops, laptops, monitors, tablet PCs, servers and mobile phones...

 Eee Pad MeMO, HTC Sensation
HTC Sensation
The HTC Sensation is a smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC Corporation that runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread software stack. Officially announced by HTC on April 12, 2011, the HTC Sensation was launched by Vodafone in key European markets including the UK on May 19, 2011 and by T-Mobile in...

, HTC EVO 3D GSM, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Amaze 4G
HTC Amaze 4G
The HTC Amaze 4G is a smartphone developed by the HTC Corporation. It was released by T-Mobile in the United States on 10 October 2011.. It was first released in Canada by Telus on 04 November 2011...

, T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is a touchscreen Slider smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC Corporation for T-Mobile USA. It is the fourth in the Mytouch family. The phone resembles the myTouch 4G at first glance but other details and the interface gives it away. The myTouch is the first...

, Xiaomi M1
Xiaomi Phone
Xiaomi Phone is a mobile phone designed by the Xiaomi Tech Company, which was created by Lei Jun, CEO of Kingsoft. Xiaomi is a high-end smartphone, using a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 as its CPU and an Adreno 220 as its GPU, but its price is less than half the cost of a typical dual-core CPU smartphone...

, ZTE V71A aka Smart Tab 7 aka StarTab
MSM8660 45 nm ARMv7 1.2-1.5 GHz Dual-core Scorpion Adreno 220 Single-channel 333 MHz ISM/266 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A)
Q3 2010 Pantech Vega Racer
Pantech Vega Racer
SKY Vega Racer is a smartphone by Pantech Mobile for the Korean market. The mobile is a direct competitor to the Galaxy S II by Samsung Mobile....

, HTC EVO 3D
HTC EVO 3D
The HTC Evo 3D is an Android 2.3 smartphone that allows for the creation and viewing of 3D content through the use of two 5 MP rear-facing cameras and a glasses-free 3D-capable 4.3" qHD touch screen. In the United States, the Evo 3D is available exclusively on the Sprint/Nextel network...

, HTC Rezound
HTC Rezound
The HTC Rezound is a smartphone by HTC and sold through Verizon. Along with the Galaxy Nexus and Droid RAZR, it is expected to be a major competitor to the iPhone 4S. It was released on November 14, 2011.- References :...

, HTC "Puccini" tablet
QSD8672 45 nm ARMv7 1.5 GHz Dual-core Scorpion Adreno 220 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A)
originally Q1 2010; cancelled  
Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 28 nm ARMv7 2.5 GHz Quad-core Krait Adreno 320 Connectivity features not included 2012
MSM8960 28 nm ARMv7 1.5-1.7 GHz Dual-core Krait L2: 1 MB Adreno 225 Dual-channel 500 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ cat.29), MBMS,
LTE
3GPP Long Term Evolution
3GPP Long Term Evolution, usually referred to as LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using new modulation techniques...

 cat.3,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A),
TD-SCDMA
TD-SCDMA
Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access or UTRA/UMTS-TDD 1.28 Mcps Low Chip Rate , is an air interface found in UMTS mobile telecommunications networks in China as an alternative to W-CDMA. Together with TD-CDMA, it is also known as UMTS-TDD or IMT 2000 Time-Division .The term...

Q4 2011
MSM8270 28 nm ARMv7 1.5-1.7 GHz Dual-core Krait L2: 1 MB Adreno 225 Dual-channel 500 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, DC-HSPA cat.21), MBMS Q4 2011  
MSM8230 28 nm ARMv7 1.0-1.2 GHz Dual-core Krait L2: 1 MB Adreno 305 Single-channel 533 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ cat.14), MBMS Q3 2012
MSM8260A 28 nm ARMv7 1.5-1.7 GHz Dual-core Krait L2: 1 MB Adreno 225 Dual-channel 500 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ cat.14), MBMS,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A),
TD-SCDMA
Q4 2011
MSM8660A
MSM8630
MSM8627
MSM8227
APQ8060A
APQ8030
Snapdragon ?? MSM8930 28 nm ARMv7 1.0-1.2 GHz Single-core Krait L2: 1 MB Adreno 305 Single-channel 533 MHz LPDDR2 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ cat.29), MBMS,
LTE
3GPP Long Term Evolution
3GPP Long Term Evolution, usually referred to as LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using new modulation techniques...

 cat.2,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A),
TD-SCDMA
Q3 2012  
MSM8974 28 nm ARMv7 2.0-2.5 GHz Quad-core Krait L2: 2 MB Adreno 320 Dual-channel 667/800 MHz LPDDR3 GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ cat.29), MBMS,
LTE cat.4,
CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A, 1xAdv Rev.A/Rev.B),
TD-SCDMA
Q1 2013  


Some Snapdragon designs like QSD8672 were announced but have never made it into production and were superseded by a newer generation of chips.

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  • Exynos
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See also

  • Qualcomm MSM7000
    MSM7000
    MSM7000 is a series system-on-a-chip manufactured by Qualcomm for handheld devices, especially smartphones.These SOCs have multiple processing cores but unlike the contemporary processor chips MSM7000 is a series system-on-a-chip manufactured by Qualcomm for handheld devices, especially...

  • Smartbook
    Smartbook
    A smartbook was a class of mobile device that combined certain features of both a smartphone and netbook computer, promoted in 2009 and 2010....

    , a new netbook
    Netbook
    Netbooks are a category of small, lightweight, legacy-free, and inexpensive laptop computers.At their inception in late 2007 as smaller notebooks optimized for low weight and low cost — netbooks omitted certain features , featured smaller screens and keyboards, and offered reduced computing...

    -like class of devices, first models of which are powered by Snapdragon
  • PXA by Marvell
    Marvell Technology Group
    Marvell is an American producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products.Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has operations worldwide and approximately 5,700 employees. Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has...

  • i.MX
    I.MX
    The i.MX range is a family of Freescale Semiconductor proprietary microprocessors for multimedia applications based on the ARM architecture and focused on low-power consumption. The i.MX application processors are SoCs , that integrate many processing units into one die, like the main CPU, a video...

     by Freescale
    Freescale Semiconductor
    Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is a producer and designer of embedded hardware, with 17 billion semiconductor chips in use around the world. The company focuses on the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets with its product portfolio including microprocessors, microcontrollers,...

  • SH-Mobile
    SuperH
    SuperH is a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer instruction set architecture developed by Hitachi. It is implemented by microcontrollers and microprocessors for embedded systems....

     by Renesas
  • Nomadik
    Nomadik
    Nomadik was a microprocessor for multimedia applications from ST-Ericsson. It was based on ARM architecture. Nomadik application processors were designed specifically with mobile devices in mind....

     (discontinued) by ST-Ericsson
    ST-Ericsson
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  • ZiiLabs
    ZiiLABS
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