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Monster quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip first global appearance will be on an LG smartphone

0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2012, 02:31 posted on

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro, or the APQ8064, is a monster of a chip - it easily beats the Nvidia Tegra 3 on phones like the international HTC One X…

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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:10

18. Retro-touch (Posts: 274; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Yup I definitely don't think a flagship phone with Exynos 5 will land this year, but who knows

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:24

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4877; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


No flagship Exynos phone this year at all. Remember the Samsung Galaxy S III is the flagship. If the Exynos 5 ever sees a phone it will be the Samsung Galaxy S IV which will be out around June of 2013. That is the earliest we will ever see an Exynos 5 on a phone. Samsung saves the best for their flagship.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:35

32. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that may or may not be true. It really depends on how they want to classify the Note 2. They say its coming to tablets before phones. The note is a "phablet"... so they could classify it as either or.
I dont think its a huge chance that its going to be in the note, but dont count it out as a surprise for its unveiling in a few days. I also highly doubt they would wait till the SGS4 to launch it. That would put them well behind Q and probably TI as well. Pure speculation but the SGS4 would be either an upgraded E5 with higher clock and/or slightly newer Mali 6xx GPU (there are like 5 of them to chose from), or it will launch the E4 quad... but I find that less likely since thats desktop class performance with an even larger Mali6xx GPU.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:47

38. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4877; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I think you are reaching out now remixfa. The Galaxy Note 2 if going to be quad-core with the Exynos 4 in it. Samsung will never make the Note 2 their flagship. The Exynos 5 will only make it to the U.S. this year if it's in a TRUE tablet not a "phablet".

I really don't think Samsung will alter their recipe for success. It has worked darn well for them.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:00

40. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Reaching would be proclaiming we know the exact specs of the Note 2. :)

It probably will be the Quad E4, but there is still a chance that its a dual E5.

The Note 2 IS a flagship. Its a flagship of the phablet section, which is obviously growing in popularity. It does not compete with the SGS3 which is in its own "superphone flagship" category. You can have more than 1 flagship if you have more than one style of fleet... which samsung definitely does.

Their recipe for success has been power + beautiful screen + tons of features + love of XDA. Launching the E5 in the N2 does not change that.. in fact, it bolsters it.

It's all speculation either way. We will find out on what.. the 29th? Like I said, I dont think its a big chance it will be an E5 in the N2, but there is a good chance still. Its all about how Samsung wants to word "tablet/phablet/phone". Since theyve been quite sneaky lately about their products, I wouldnt assume we know much of anything about the note 2 other than basic design and size guesses.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:15

43. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4877; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Well if you put it that way then ok I can agree with that. Samsung has the "phablet" flagship & their smartphone flagship. Let me tell you something, if the Galaxy Note 2 has an A15 Exynos 5, that will be my next phone. Unless the new Nexus has something beastly like a 2.0 GHz quad-core S4 Pro with Adreno 320. BOTH likely not to happen. lol

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 10:51

48. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, keep hope alive man!

Im really hoping that with everyone making their own "nexus" devices, we will stop seeing gimped nexus phones. I want to see a true nexus superphone. Not an "almost" with a gimped camera or other specs missing like they've been doing to protect their regular phone line ups. If that comes to fruition, then the chances of seeing at least the Pro dual or E5 dual in a Nexus phone sooner rather than later are slightly better. I'd actually be surprised if the Pro Dual isnt in just 1 of these supposed fleed of Nexus devices. Someone wants a leg up over samsung. My guess will be LG since they are in desperate need of tons of positive press and they are Samsung's direct Korean rival.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:40 2

36. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ill take the exynos5 dual over the Pro Quad any day of the week. A true A15 has big advantages over the Krait's pseudo A15/A9 hybrid. The pro quad is more than enough for anyone though.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 06:17 1

26. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Yeah, it's am waiting for note 2(exynos 5).........

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:43 6

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Ever since the jellybean released, I have no interest about how good the chips are right now

My friend has galaxy nexus and nexus7 and I try both, and both run fast apps and same speed of internet browsing... Nothing difference... Even though galaxy nexus has older spec...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:31 1

31. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4877; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Exactly, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is a smooth as the butter used on Alaskan King Crab legs. Man I love sea food. lol :-)

I think the chips are getting so powerful that you meaning the customer will never be able to see the difference. Where the differences are going to be seen, will be in terms of battery life. Again Qualcomm has a distinct advantage because it ALREADY uses 28nm tech which is proven to give better battery life & performance.

Qualcomm's next gen chips will use even smaller tech than 28nm. Again HUGE advantage!

+1

P.S. I like this avatar better than your Apple avatar. lol

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:38

34. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


agree with everything except the generalized 28nm statements. Size makes a big difference. But the way it's made makes an even bigger difference, which is why Samsung's chips are still stronger per clock at 32nm and "only" an A9. slight correction to your statement :).

Also, its going to be a few years before you see anything below 28. They havent even gotten that process up to speed yet. Dont quote me on this, but off the cuff I think the next step is 22nm but your talking 2014 before we ever see anything tangible from that.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:55

39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4877; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah but it's proven that 28nm is more efficient that 32nm. That was my point. Battery life will be the differentiator of chip sets basically from now on because they are now just way too powerful in my opinion.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:01

41. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if the core manufacturing processes are the same, yes, then 28nm will be more efficient than 32nm.

However, its also been proven by the exynos vs the krait that if the 32nm manufacturing process is more advanced, it will still be a more powerful and less battery hungry chip than the 28nm. Thats my point. It takes more than just flour to bake a cake. :)

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:45 3

14. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'll get this if the Note 2 gets unimpressive.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:54 3

16. wando77 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Think you guys should reserve judgement. Weren't Samsung phones a bit naff before the galaxy s range? Their hardware and software has got better and better since the release of that series of phone. This could be LG's galaxy s for all you know

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:56

17. jove39 (Posts: 1898; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Qualcomm is on roll...they made smart move to go with krait cores for next gen soc... instead of A9 4core...and now they are first in market with 2 and 4 core krait based soc...good!

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:17

19. Retro-touch (Posts: 274; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Krait soc is not A15 by the way, its similar to ARM Cortex A15 but is slightly inferior (Google it). Only Qualcomm use Krait based soc's

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:45 2

20. jove39 (Posts: 1898; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


where in above post I said krait is same as A15?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:47 1

23. jove39 (Posts: 1898; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Google it? No one has authentic comparison...commercial A15 soc isn't even out yet!

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 06:27

27. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you should google that. Samsung has benched the A15 Exynos5 live for people.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:17

44. mrllano (Posts: 91; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Just do a vanilla jelly bean on this phone then we'll consider.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 08:29 1

45. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


YAY LG!

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:22 1

52. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


What about an Intel made processor, anyone?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 13:10 1

55. remixfa (Posts: 14261; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


intel wont make much of a splash in android. They are going to be more in the Windows 8 Pro tablets than anything. I still dont see them taking a major chunk of the mobile processor pie anytime soon.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 08:31

58. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


agreed

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 00:32 1

59. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yeah... as far as i know intel is making a processor base on their aging cores...

but it will be irrelevant since these people are so hungry about quad cores...

intel even say that android isnt ready for dual and quad cores...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 12:42 1

53. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Nice one LG!

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 04:37

60. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


LG best killer feature would still be to open their boot loaders -.-

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