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Qualcomm is ready to bring quad-core Snapdragon S4 chips to entry-level smartphones

0. phoneArena 27 Sep 2012, 01:51 posted on

Two newly announced chips will bring better performance to the non-premium smartphone segment...

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posted on 27 Sep 2012, 01:54 6

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

So much win!!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 01:54 5

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

Low-end and quad-core? Nexus 7 like devices with capable hardware at low price points? Great stuff.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 02:14 5

3. aayupanday (Posts: 567; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Qualcomm adopting Nvidia's Kai project = HeLL YeaH

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 03:57 2

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

But this time it will perform 2x better than tegra 3......

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 06:16 3

9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1218; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Buddy it means we will have some awesome android devices with cheap price tags coming our way!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 02:42

4. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

Really Keen
But Intel will be best in mobile market with valleyview soon

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 02:53

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

cant wait for it!!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 03:25 2

6. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

been a Qualcomm fan since i joined the smartphone game... and i haven't ever forgotten why. :)

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 05:36 1

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I think Qualcomm is starting to shape up into Intel of the future

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 07:36 3

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4766; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

darac, it was always us who stood up to everyone. When people were calling it crapdragons & so on. Now Texas Instruments said bye, bye to OMAP so it looks like no OMAP 5 at all.

Qualcomm's domination is so HUGE that the Krait S4 in the form of dual & quad-cores will actually start to come out in entry line devices. If you have such a powerful processor would it STILL be considered entry level? lol

All I know is that the Exynos 5 won't be in entry level devices & that will surely help Qualcomm's world domination even more.

I have said it once & I will say it again, Qualcomm is the undisputed world champion & will continue to ride this new renaissance or golden age.


posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:27

13. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I disagree. TI is atleast going to bring out the OMAP 5. They were working preety hard on it and even showed some prototypes. So they are going to atleat make the OMAP 5 as their last product.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 06:18

10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1218; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

If Qulacomm plays its cards right then we can see a paradigm shift and diversity in sillicon not only in smartphones but also in larger devics.
+1 for options!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 06:24

11. vivek_ananda (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)

no gpu details? I expect a better one than adreno 205. Not adreno 203 present in the current s4 play chips.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 12:15

14. romeo1 (Posts: 661; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

would be nice to have good entry level android hopefully below the 200€ cause sony makes really good low end phones but are a bit over the 200€ here.
maybe we'll get more brands now with great low ends and maybe a bit cheaper.

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