Qualcomm confirms 2.5GHz quad-core chips in 2012

During the Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul, the chip maker confirmed plans to launch 2.5GHz quad-core SoCs in 2012. The company will be using its next-gen Krait architecture for these chips that boast almost double the speed of what's currently available on the market. The new details confirm what was leaked in Qualcomm's roadmap.

The new S4 class chipset based off the Krait architecture is built on a 28nm process. It will be available in single-core, dual-core, and quad-core versions with speeds up to 2.5GHz and will come with Adreno Graphics, 3D, full 1080p HD, as well as 3G and LTE connectivity as standard features.

The S4 class will be the high-end line whereas Qualcomm will also be offering less powerful chips for budget and mass market devices with its S1, S2, and S3 classes. The chips will be available to manufacturers by year-end and can be expected to ship in consumer devices at the start of 2012. This means that we can expect to see the first 2.5GHz handsets launching at Mobile World Congress in February of next year.

[via Android Community]