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

Monster quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip first global appearance will be on an LG smartphone
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 and the Samsung Exynos 4412 on the Galaxy S III. Now, Qualcomm has unveiled that LG is working on the first S4 Pro smartphone that will be available globally.

Earlier, Chinese Xiaomi announced the Mi-Two with the same S4 Pro chip inside for a mind-boggling price of only $310, but that phone is expected to be sold only in China.

To give you a better idea of how much faster the quad-core S4 Pro is than the current crop of chips, lets just mention that out of the box, Qualcomm’s mobile development platform for it scored around 7,700 on Quadrant, more than twice better than the Tegra 3-based Nexus 7. Here is Qualcomm’s official announcement:



It has also been confirmed that along with the Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor, the phone will come with Qualcomm’s multi-mode LTE-enabled MDM9615 baseband.

Could this upcoming LG smartphone be the LG Optimus G we heard about recently? Now, that would truly be a monster phone, if rumors come true. So far, we’ve heard that it’d come with Android on board, a 4.7-inch TrueHD screen, 2GB of RAM and a mind-boggling 13-megapixel camera.We've also seen the mysterious LG E970 running on the S4 Pro with Adreno 320 graphics and it was the first device to beat the iPad in terms of graphical performance. If all those happen to be one device, it could easily become one of the hottest phones this fall - stay tuned.

source: Qualcomm via AnandTech

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59 Comments

1. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

LG? I'll pass...

21. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Unless it's the LG Nexus... :D If not, then you can just use Nova Launcher. But I really, REEEEEALLY hope that the mentioned device is the new LG Nexus.

24. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

LG's hardware is beyond good, but unless they focus to improve their software support, they wont be seeing that many cult following like the Galaxy series have.

2. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

around 7700 on quadrant FTW !!!

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

LG? Really :/ :( why cant Sony put this into their upcoming flagships.. this would give S3 a tough competition!

4. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Ugh not Lg ... Why not Sony??

8. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I really want to see a Sony Xperia flagship with this CPU paired with 2 GB of RAM, Adreno 320, 720p screen with white magic, 2500mah battery, 13mega pixel camera and it will be a killer phone in market. Ill probably end up buying it too lol but LG ill pass.. since had problem with LG phones earlier...

25. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

With Sony's trend of hardware for thier phones, I could assume your wish could only come true come CES 2013. Yes it sucks to wait that long. . .

5. Suts_97

Posts: 129; Member since: May 05, 2012

The good part is, all the specs are awesome, the bad part is, it's an LG phone!

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I think there is a bit too much bashing on LG. I can happily admit that they are not the best ones with software updates, but let's wait and see what they bring before deciding if the phone is good or not. (And not, I was not the one giving thumbs down to all the LG bashers)

22. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I just hate LG's custom UI. The only UI that I really like is Blur. The new TouchWiz is pretty cool, too.

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow super.... cant wait for s4 goodness on all platform... WP8 and BB10 too!!!

13. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

What about S4 Pro on Nokia, with 720p screen(nokia clear black display), pureview n wp8

51. No_Nonsense unregistered

Any idea if Nokia will use custom made chipsets for flagship devices?

9. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This will beat the Exynos 4 quad definitely. Samsung will make it's revenge with the Exynos 5.

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

In your faces, Remixfa and Kingkurogii. "Quadcore s4 global availability - q2-q4 2013" - Remixfa Finally got through your head how much of an ignorant fool you are regarding these matters?

28. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

darac, I know remixfa & kingkurogii are both wrong, but we don't have to call people names. lol remixfa was only citing what WAS put out in certain cites. Qualcomm changed its course of action & released these monster chips sooner than their own timelines suggested. I think you & I were the only ones who knew the quad-core S4 Pro would be out globally BEFORE Q4. Well remixfa I guess we were right in our timelines. This quad-core S4 Pro looks to make it to the U.S. BEFORE your Exynos 5 & your OMAP 5. So let’s say this quad-core S4 Pro is @ a modest 1.7GHz (they are talking 2.5GHz) then it will indeed be just as powerful as your Exynos 5 or OMAP 5. I am willing to say EVEN more powerful. Remember I was telling you that Qualcomm was WAY ahead in terms of development compared to Samsung's Exynos 5 & Texas Instruments OMAP 5? 2012 the year the sleeping giant Qualcomm woke up & literally took the market to be TOP in the world in terms of PURE power, performance & overall usability. I guarantee this wave will keep going in 2013. I always knew this was going to happen. I can admit the last 2 years or so Qualcomm got caught sleeping but that rude awakening was what they needed to produce the wonderfully versatile & VERY powerful Krait S4 dual, & quad-core Pro SoC's.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you guys are hilarious. There isnt a single thing here that says definitively that the phone is happening soon. That whole last bit is pure speculation on the part of the writer. You should have learned by now to not celebrate until something actually happens. When LG publishes and OFFICIAL launch date you can get happy. When they actually deliver on that launch date, then we can talk about who was right or wrong. Dont put your cart before the horse. Do you need to be reminded of how many phones were pushed back from advertised launch dates... much less how often speculated/rumored launch dates are WRONG??? seriously? The benchmark ranking should be like this when its all said and done E5 quad >Pro quad >/= E5> Pro> E4 quad. and no one "knows" anything. We are all just making our best guess from the information available... unless you have secret sources you would like to share with the group. Darac, grow up, seriously.

33. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey a little blue bird told me!!! lol

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

was he carrying a bat? lol

37. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Man HOW DID YOU KNOW? I have to believe him because that bat HURTS! lol

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

is that the bird from family guy? lol.

46. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

No he is Mordecai from Regular Show. lol

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ahh.. im old, i have no idea what that is.. lol. you youngins! lolol

50. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

OLD?!? If 33 is a youngin then THANKS!!! ARE you older than 36? No way!

54. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, im 33 as well. lol I always thought you were in your 20s. :)

56. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok that was what I thought. I think we may have had this discussion long ago. 1979! Baby. We were born when disco was king. lol

57. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

when micheal jackson was a young handsome normal looking black man kids were allowed to look up to!

11. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I'l wait for Exynos 5

15. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

are you sure? First Exynos5 will land with is 2core + mali-6x gpu.

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