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Qualcomm has posted a page explaining why the Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor in the second generation of Windows Phone 7 handsets are better:
They note the new chips enable:
- Faster Web Browsingâ€”the modem inside the Snapdragon S2 is upgraded to support 2x faster downloads. The Snapdragon S2 offers a 14.4 Mbps modem.
- Dual-Camerasâ€”the Snapdragon S2 can support up to two 12 megapixel cameras. Youâ€™ll find many of these new Windows Phones with S2 processors have a camera on the front and back.
- Faster Graphicsâ€”The Snapdragon S2 has an Adreno 205 dedicated Graphics Processing Unit, it offers more than 2x the graphics performance.
- Longer Battery Lifeâ€”these technologies within the Snapdragon S2 draw less power. The overall decrease in power consumption means your smartphoneâ€™s battery can last you even longer.
While it is easy to make the comparison between the single-core chips in the new Windows Phones and the dual-core or even quad-core chips in some Android devices, it is clear that there are real improvements between one generation to the next, irrespective of competing devices. It is easy to imagine, much like the iPhone, that each major update to the OS will be accompanied by an upgraded chipset also, meaning the next upgrade is likely due in about 9-12 months.
Read more at Qualcomm here.