Qualcomm Krait roadmap gets outlined all the way to 2013 according to a very detailed roadmap focused on their upcoming mobile chipset. The MSM8960 which is due out later this year is the high end chipset that will be sporting 1.7GHz on its dual core CPU while supporting dual-channel 500MHz memory as well as LTE 4G and 21Mbps HSPA+ for 3G. This chip with its Adreno 225 graphics will be able to record 1080p video at full speed and snap 20-megapixel photos in 3D.
An entry level version is coming much later, in summer 2012. The MSM8930 would run at just 1GHz to 1.2GHz and use single-channel memory. It would still support a slightly lower speed of LTE as well as 42Mbps 3G. Although it would have a lower-powered Adreno 305 video core, it could still record 1080p at the same level but would shoot 3D photos at 12 megapixels.
In the very long term, the MSM8974 should be Qualcomm’s first quad-core processor. The 2.5GHz top speed was already a known quantity, but it should start off at 2GHz in some versions and use dual-channel 667MHz or even 800MHz low-power DDR3 memory. It will also support a future LTE Category 4 speed and have enough power to capture 1080p movies at 60FPS and 30-megapixel photos. A new Adreno 320 graphics core will be nearly twice as fast as what will be in Krait chips this year.
In Q3 of next year Qualcomm’s 28nm tech will trickle down from the high-end to mid-range phones, just ahead of the launch of those quad-core, 2GHz mobile monsters the company teased back in February. If you want to check out the PDFs in their full glory try here.