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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon S4 "Pro" chip with Adreno 320 graphics

0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2012, 03:42 posted on

Qualcomm has just confirmed the Snapdragon S4 “Pro” which adds amazing graphics with Adreno 320 graphical core…

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 04:15

1. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Optimized for windows8? Sounds good to me.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 04:36

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5588; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


interesting, interesting...

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 04:57 1

3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I guess they've learn their lesson. Good to see the GPU is improving fast. . .

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 10:14

15. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Good and bad ... GPUs can be very power hungry.

(The batteries for these things (tablets and phones) are getting bigger and bigger. Granted screens seem to be too ...)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 05:21

4. henrickrw (Posts: 404; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Lets see how this stands agains Exynos 4412

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 05:24

5. henrickrw (Posts: 404; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Lets see how this stands agains Exynos 4412

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 06:51 2

9. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


Lets see how this stands agains Exynos 4412

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 05:24

6. henrickrw (Posts: 404; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Lets see how this stands agains Exynos 4412 MONSTER

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 05:24

7. henrickrw (Posts: 404; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Lets see how this stands agains Exynos 4412 MONSTER

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 05:30

8. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


or the Apple A6 that's going to be a tough act to follow when it comes to the gpu

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 11:46

19. jove39 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


A5 is beast when it comes to gpu power...but guess what...you know sony has deployed SGX543MP4 under the hood of PSP Vita...i wish they put it in their android line of phones/tablets.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 07:12 2

10. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


told you the upcoming S4 chip was just a quick throw out to beat samsung and others to the market.
the real chips dont come till Q4-12/Q1-13. Skip upcoming S4 phones or you will have buyers remorse when 4 months later they quadruple the GPU power to keep up with competition.

its so hard being right all the time. :) :) :) j/k

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 10:23 3

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow remixfa, remember that I said the Adreno 320 would be out on the second half of 2012. Qualcomm did announce the S4 Pro.

So it turns out I was not 3 generations ahead. The Adreno 320 will have Xbox 360/PS3 graphics in your pocket. To me that is just insane amounts of POWER. Plus with the battery efficiency of 28nm tech. Qualcomm really has stepped it's game. They are going to give Samsung a run for its money.

This is going to be great for us because now the phones are going to LITERALLY rival the power of laptops. By this time next year 2.0 to 2.5GHz quad-core powered phones WILL be the norm. To me it’s just really insane how the smart phone game has evolved in just 1 and a half short years. To me it all started with the HTC Evo. That phone was the phone who started pushing tech into this wave of innovation, ESPECIALLY in the Android game! It was so different & powerful for it’s time.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 12:02

20. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its still not rivaling the power of laptops. Again, I was using Qualcomm's own official roadmap which said Q1 13, so if they pushed that up, good for them.

Xbox in your hand is phenomenal.. actually its almost unfathomable.. but its still not the power of a full laptop. your every day el-cheapo laptop/netbook, sure.. but u gotta remember, they are just talking about GPU power, not CPU and the Xbox is about 6 years or so old. PC's have gone far beyond that by now in both CPU and GPU. We are still a few years away from real convergence. But we sure have caught up pretty dang quickly.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 23:12

22. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Funny how they didn't need to change the CPU.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 07:13 1

11. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


this should actually be better than the 4412 dual core, which is more or less the 4410 with a die shrink (which still nets it a 50% power increase and 50% battery decrease). It however will not be better than the 4xxx or 5xxx quad core exynos which are A15 and a much much bigger GPU.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:08 2

21. jinwons (Posts: 93; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


you seem to have got some mixed up. Exynos 4412 is A9 quad core, not dual core. All Exynos 4xxx will be A9 based, so I don't think it will be better than this S4 Pro with adreno 320. but I agree the real match for S4 pro will be A15 based dual or quad Exynos 5xxx.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 23:14

23. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


This should run with the dual core Cortex A15 Exynos', if Qualcomm decides to amp up the clock speeds.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 01:58

24. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it wont ... the S4 runs 30% higher than a A9. The exynos 4212 "A9" runs 50% faster than the exynos 4210 A9 that everyone loves in the SGS2. Thats not even concidering the A15 exynos which is supposed to make them all cry.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 07:21 1

12. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 424; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


i think the adreno are better gpu's since they are based on radeon gpu's

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 07:56

13. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


too bad the real world doesnt agree with that in testing or theoretical horsepower.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 10:06 1

14. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 424; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


well it was just my opinion

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 11:44

17. jove39 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well thanks qualcomm...hope devs will be able to overclock 325 to new levels due to 28nm :)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 11:46

18. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Still nice improvement..

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