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

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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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