Qualcomm says Snapdragon S4 will exceed the gaming experience found on today's consoles

Qualcomm says Snapdragon S4 will exceed the gaming experience found on today's consoles
Imagine being able to play console strength video games wherever you go, using your smartphone to replace those bulky boxes in the corner of your room. You would use the display on your handset until the opportunity to plug in an HDMI cable presents itself. What about the inner workings of those consoles? After all, the PS3 is said to have more computing power today than the Apollo astronauts had at their fingertips on the way to the moon. Thanks to the next build of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip, your smartphone will have more power than the PS3, and other game consoles. This is something we've reported on even last November.

As we have told you, Qualcomm's next Snapdragon chip will be the S4 which will allow your smartphone to eventually replace your dedicated console. The S4 will have dual-core Krait CPUs (28nm) teamed up with the speedy Adreno 225 GPU. Even right now, Qualcomm's S2 chips powering Windows Phone 7 handsets are playing Xbox Live. And the recently released Snapdragon S3 is chock full of power and functionality. Check out the video below to see how the S3 works on mobile gaming.

With NVIDIA making a smooth transition into the world of smartphones with the dual-core Tegra processors, Qualcomm is trying to cross-over into the gaming world. This is one of those situations where competition will really help the consumer as faster, smaller and more powerful electronics lay the foundation for a more mobile world of gaming.

source: Qualcomm via AndroidandMe

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless