Recently Qualcomm announced its first quad core mobile processor with Snapdragon S4 Pro, which boasts the best benchmarking scores amongst mobile processors. According to The Gadget Site, the first Smartphone to get the processor will be from HTC. This will be flagship phone from HTC One.
Expected Device Specifications:
• 4.7 inch screen with 720p resolution
• Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz
• Adreno 320 graphics processing unit
• 2 GB of RAM
• 8 megapixel rear
• 1.8 megapixel front camera
Its name is expected to be HTC One XXL. This Smartphone may be announced during the IFA 2012 event which is to be held from August 31 to September 5 in Berlin, Germany.HTC and Qualcomm has close relationship. HTC was the first to debut the Snapdragon S1 chipset years ago with Desire and were also the first to bring the S4 (in HTC One X) this year.
Qualcomm released its first quad core chip after almost a year of Nvidia introducing its Tegra 3 chipset. At that time Qualcomm stated that Android is not optimized for quad core processors and therefore it decided to soup up its dual core Snapdragon S4, which apparently had better performance than the Tegra 3.
The main reason behind the surprising lead in performance is the Krait core Qualcomm used for the S4. Compared to the Cortex A9 used by the other manufacturers which include Samsung for its Exynos processor, the S4 Pro also uses an Adreno 320 GPU, which the company claims will increase the speed of its past model.
Qualcomm has begun selling a $1299 (Rs 72,000) tablet for developers which are based on S4 Pro, but it is for developers to create apps for the new processor. Many tablets will be dotting the market based on this chip.
Qualcomm is one step ahead from its competitors. Nvidia and Intel both garnered some attention in the past, but it was short-lived. Initially single core Atom processor by Intel seemed impressive but phones based on that processor received little coverage. Qualcomm has the plan to announce S4 Pro at IFA 2012 but the Android enthusiasts hold their breath hopefully for the next monstrous processor.
Source : Themobileindian