T-Mobile confirms new processor range for its QWERTY G2

T-Mobile’s put up a brief little holding page for the phone its calling the T-Mobile G2, confirming that the phone we’ll almost certainly end up calling the HTC Desire Z comes with an entirely new range of processor – which it’s calling Scorpion (this, we assume)**.

Initial reports of there being an 800Mhz processor inside the G2 are leading some to accuse the new HTC-made Android phone of being “slow” – but the chip is actually an entirely new thing with a new GPU. So should in fact be “faster”. Here’s T-Mobile’s description:

Brace yourself for blazing-fast downloads, browsing, and search. Stop waiting around for Web pages to load and open up the throttle on the 800 MHz Scorpion processor

And hopefully it’s more efficient. Here’s T-Mobile’s weird scorpion-based image:


Nice use of free clip art there by a major international corporation. Always good to see.

**Apologies for the complexity of that paragraph. Hopefully you all sort of got the general meaning.

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  1. MrChaz

     /  September 2, 2010

    If I remember rightly..
    Scorpion is the codename for the CPU in the Snapdragon chipset. So that is a slower CPU than the N1 for example in clock speed.

    It looks like that it does have differences if it is an MSM7230 based thing – it’ll be 45nm rather than 65nm so there should be power and heat savings (so more battery life). Also 802.11n support.

    It’ll also be sporting a better GPU I think (Adreno 205 rather than 200) which apparently has 4x the performance and even hardware accelerated flash but that’s all from the internet…

    • k0zmic

       /  September 2, 2010

      Yep Adreno 205. I want to see some benchmarks to see how it compares to the Galaxy S, then if it’s a similar speed I’d be happy to purchase it.

  2. Nedjo

     /  September 2, 2010

    MSM7x30 is much faster SoC compared to the first implementation “Scorpion” microahitecture – QSD8x50 aka “Snapdragon”!

    MSM7x30 has WAY faster GPU – Adreno 205, and additional onchip L2 memory!

    25% lower frequency is really no issue, especially when you know that most of the time Snapdragon works at 768 MHz, and only in high load situations like benchmarks on 1 GHz!

    Here are the specs of two chips:


    Thanks to L2 cache, 800MHz MSM will be faster compared to updated Snapdragon – QSD8x50A at 1.3 GHz!!

    • k0zmic

       /  September 2, 2010

      Interesting, I wonder when in 2011 the 220 will come out? If it’s around the first or second quarter I would wait to see if it’s coupled with Gingerbread. I reckon the 220 will come in around a year’s time or maybe 9 months at the earliest.


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