has announced that it will start shipments of its flagship Snapdragon processor aimed at high end smartphones and tablets.
The QSD8672 is a 45nm dual-core clocked at 1.5GHz and shipments are scheduled for Q4. Qualcomm VP of product management Mark Frankel noted that the first devices based on the new chip should appear on the market in early 2011.
The 8672 packs some rather interesting features as well. It can automatically adjust clocks on individual cores, thus allowing devices to place one core into idle more while running the second one at 1.5GHz. It also supports 1080p video and it will allow vendors to integrate HDMI into their designs with ease.