GLBenchmark test leads to speculation that Motorola is dropping TI for the Qualcomm S4

GLBenchmark test leads to speculation that Motorola is dropping TI for the Qualcomm S4
If a GLBenchmark test is correct, it looks like Motorola is getting a divorce from TI and is joining other OEMs by using the zippy Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor. The S4 is exactly what you will find under the hood of AT&T's version of the HTC One X and on the HTC One S. The GL Benchmark test was done on a Motorola handset with the model number of MB886 and was called the Motorola Qinara which might have actually been the Motorola Dinara. References were found to the Qualcomm S4 which, if true, would represent a break between the manufacturer and TI. The latter's OMAP processors have been powering up Motorola's Android models with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 making the odd appearance.

The Qinara was listed as having Android 4.0.3 installed and under Fingerprint, AT&T is listed. That carrier has offered both of Motorola's ATRIX models. The resolution of the screen is 720 x 1196 which indicates an HD 720p screen and the appearance of the on-screen navigation buttons used on Android 4.0. Had physical buttons been on the device, the resolution would have been 720 x 1280. The use of the S4 processor points to the phone offering LTE connectivity. Many Stateside units, like the AT&T HTC One X, have replace the quad-core Tegra 3 processor with the S4 since the former doesn't currently work well with LTE. Some tests have shown the S4 to outperform the competition. Additionally, the on-chip 4G might help Motorola users save some battery life.

The Motorola Dinara was originally tipped last July as a possible sequel to the then-unreleased Motorola DROID BIONIC. The model lines up with the device being tested on GLBenchmarks, MB886, and is said to be slimmer and lighter than the Motorola DROID BIONIC. A larger than 4.3 inch display is expected along with a side mounted power button and a rubberized back. Did we mention the 13MP camera expected to be on board?

source: BlogofMobile (translated) via Electronista

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