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Samsung / LG to release super-fast phone?

Qualcomm hopes to make the mobile world that little bit faster
Qualcomm hopes to make the mobile world that little bit faster

Qualcomm is hoping to boost the processing speed of more mobile devices after it announced it will be bringing a smartphone and smartbook based on its superfast Snapdragon chip.

The chip will be used in a smartphone manufactured by a Korean company, meaning the finger is quickly going to be pointed at LG or Samsung, and a Taiwanese company picking up the smartbook.

For those that don't know / don't care about the smartbook category, it's a device that bridges the shrinking gap between a smartphone and a netbook, so basically high performance in a smaller package. (And yes, we hate the name too).

New markets

The Snapdragon processor, which will hit European markets with the Acer F1 and the Toshiba TG01 at some point in the future, is the fastest on the mobile phone market at 1GHz processing speed, easily eclipsing the likes of the Samsung Jet with its 800MHz effort.

The new devices will be available around Q4 this year in Korea, although there's currently no word on when / if they will hit the UK (though you'd have to expect something this high end would make it all around the world).

Via Unwired View

Gareth Beavis
Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.