Qualcomm's "S4" line combines dual-core processor and embedded LTE support

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Qualcomm's "S4" line combines dual-core processor and embedded LTE support
Qualcomm has announced that the next generation of its Snapdragon processor line-known as the S4-will have two cores and support for an LTE 4G baseband chip. For example, the Qualcomm MSM S4 8960 chip will combine a dual-core processor with an LTE broadband chip which will allow handset manufacturers to produce thinner phones with longer battery life and stronger 4G performance.

In addition, the S4 line will be able to support 3D video capture as well as 3D HD video playback. Other capabilities include augmented reality functions and the ability to run gesture-based apps. Thanks to device-maker programmable digital signal processing, the S4 line offers better audio for users.

Certain hardware makers are already sampling the S4 chips and smartphones and tablets containing the S4 will be in the marketplace early next year. The highest-end of the S4 series, the quad-core 8064, is still under development and will be found in products in the marketplace during the second half of 2012.

source: Qualcomm via PhoneScoop
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