Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S4 and S1 mobile chipsets

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S4 and S1 mobile chipsets
Qualcomm unveiled today the full suite of its upcoming Snapdragon S4 chipsets, including update to the already-announced APQ8064, which is rumored to find way into the quad-core HTC Zeta handset next year.

The new S4s will use the 28nm Krait architecture, and are labeled MSM8660A, MSM8260A, MSM8630, MSM8230, MSM8627, MSM8227, APQ8060A and APQ8030, in addition to the previously-announced MSM8960, MSM8930 and APQ8064. The best part in the presser was that we will begin to see devices with the S4 chippery as soon as early 2012.

These codes cover the gamut of connectivity options - EV-DO, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, LTE FDD, LTE TDD - this is the advantage of Qualcomm's SoCs, as we can clearly see in LTE handsets, which are mostly running Snapdragons.

Apart from the powerful S4, Qualcomm also announced upgrades to its S1 family that is found in handsets like the first generation of Windows Phones. The updated chipsets are labeled MSM7225A, MSM7625A, MSM7227A and MSM7627A, and are expected to offer a superior price/performance ratio for entry level handsets, and ease the 2G to 3G transition in emerging markets.



source: Qualcomm


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16 Comments

1. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

*Remixfa goes out of his way to find excuses to bash these new S4 chips*

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nope, not yet. I wait until the chips fall to make my decisions. I will happily bash the S1,S2, and S3 as they all suck (compared to their competitors) though. New generations bring new winners. I am a tech enthusiast, i root for any and all tech. No company owns my opinion. Thanks for thinking of me though :)

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i ment to say one thing that being behind does for a lot of people is make them rethink their decisions and a lot of times they come out stronger than ever after a few last place finishes. Qualcomm could quite easily pull out a monster chip this round

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Not bad the 28nm S4 Krait processors are probably going to come out Q1 of 2012. That means that the 28nm S4 Krait quad-core should be out by the time the new HTC Evo hits in late Q2 or early Q3 of 2012. This also falls in line with Sprint's timeline of releasing their first LTE phones. These Qualcomm S4 Krait processors look to be very powerful SoC's. The battery life on these 28nm processors will be phenomenal. I can't wait!

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

last report showed Q3, Q4 of next year. Now the trick is.. can ya hold off on a new phone until all the quads drop?? lol its getting sooo hard to wait

14. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I'll personally skip the dual-core gang and wait for Sony's or be it Samsung's Flagship Quadcore Phones. . .

6. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

this is definitely a great chip but we\'re not sure what 2012 has up for. we might see some better TI and Exynos...

7. toxic

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

have you seen the video of the invedia tegra 3 chip with 5 cores, unreal

15. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Yes and I cant wait for TI's and the Quadcore chip of samsung to be announce. . .

8. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

The tech industry always need some catching up... Haizzzz

9. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Who uses EvDo-Rev B? No one that I know of in the states does to my knowledge.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i remember reading about the MSM8960 a few months ago thinking it was pretty impressive. i haven\'t changed my mind on that...yet. forgive me for being skeptical.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i get massive thumbs down for being openly skeptical. :( so ill give you a thumbs up! :)

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's okay buddy, we know better. i give you all thumbs up! (:

13. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

ill wait when it's 8 cores cause i really need a new phone. i need to get off this 2 year old Droid OG

16. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Bring on 2012. . .

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