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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 details leaked

Qualcomm new S4 processor are based on 28nm but with improved performances

Qualcomm has recently released the details of their upcoming next-generation SoC, System on Chip or processor. This process will make your Smartphone able to run with a great power and will fulfil almost all of your expectations.

The Qualcomm’s S4 SoC or their latest 28nm processors are called as the Qualcomm’s Krait CPU and the Adreno 225 GPU. 28nm can come across as the same amount of work that can be done on this small chip, as in a larger hardware. They even seem to be the smallest as the last smallest was 45nm.

As it will be providing the same amount of power and boost in a smaller size, this also means that the power consumption of is also less, thus a longer up time with the same set of batteries.

The Krait CPU promises a boost of 60% over the current Qualcomm Scorpion line as it brings a new pipeline architecture. The clock speeds ranges from 1.5 to 2.5GHz, which seems to be the highest processor speed among the CPU of mobile devices.

The Adreno 225 GPU will have a 50% increase in performance over the last 220 line of Adreno GPU’s. The 225 will also be capable of providing support for DirectX 9.3 for Windows 8 as well as OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0. All these mean that these processors are really going to be great for the high powered games.

The S4 MSM8960 will also have multi-mode capabilities along with support for frequencies ranging from 700MHz to 2600MHz. Qualcomm has also claimed the support for Cat. 3 LTE (up to 100Mbps) and Cat. 24 HSPA+ (up to 42Mbps). There’s more according to them as EV-DO Rev. B 1x Advanced, EV-DO Rev. B TD-SCDMA, GSM, GPRS, and EDGE, and there’s even more support for simultaneous GLONASS and GPS and of course, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and FM radio.

After all these, we can really say that the future of the Smartphones is really going to change with these processors.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-10-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)