Snapdragon S4 Pro rocks the benchmarks, shown off in a $1,299 developer tablet

Snapdragon S4 Pro rocks the benchmarks, shown off in a $1,299 developer tablet
In case you needed more evidence proving that the Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 graphics is the biggest, baddest mobile processor around, here comes a fresh dose of benchmark results showing the chip's potential. The benchmarks were conducted during a private event hosted by Qualcomm, at which a developer-oriented tablet equipped with an APQ8064 chipset was shown off.

Actually, demonstrating processing prowess was not the primary goal of Qualcomm's event, reports IntoMobile. The chip maker focused highly on understanding what all those synthetic benchmark results truly reflect. Well-chosen topic, we must add, for we have always known that high benchmark scores do not guarantee buttery-smooth, real-life performance. To no surprise, Qualcomm also used the opportunity to speak of its competitors and their purportedly non-optimal approaches to making mobile silicon. 

Should you be interested in that S4 Pro-rockin' tablet we mentioned earlier, it comes with a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels. A 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and 32GB of storage have also been thrown in for good measure. The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and those who have been given the opportunity to use it say that it is devilishly fast. Yeah, it is quite an ugly duckling, but hey, we cannot complain given that the tablet is made for developers, not for the average consumer. Wanna get one anyway? Better think twice as it carries a hefty $1,299 price tag. If the powerful chip inside it is what interest you, better wait for those Snapdragon S4 Pro LG smartphones that are said to be headed to the U.S.

source: IntoMobile



1. galaxyisking

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

I'll be the FIRST to say put that in your pipe and smoke it new icrap pad!!

16. KParks23

Posts: 723; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Agreed that benchmark is pretty amazing I feel we can move away from processing power stick with quad core.. and focus on battery life in our devices now.

2. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Holy cr*p..that's some badass score...bring it out to the market ASAP

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Where is remixfa when we need him. The S4 Pro with the Adreno 320 is a beast. The quad-core S4 Krait with the Adreno 320 beats the Samsung's Galaxy S III quad-core convincingly. I told you Qualcomm & the "crap dragon" stigma was long gone. The 2 best chips in the world are: 1) Qualcomm S4 Krait 2) Samsung Exynos

3. zacomaco

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

gonna use all that power"""""""""" (on a droid tab)

4. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen.....this is what our android future is going to look like, aren't you glad you're still with android?

5. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

they can keep the tablets, just put this on a moto or sony phone and I'm good to go!

6. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Me too! I read 'Mint' is gonna have something similar least a dual core S4 with Adreno 320. We'll have to wait and see.

7. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

that would be long as its not over the 4.5 inch mark

9. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yep - and Arc-like design and stacked Exmor. I'll be the first one in line (if there is any :P)

8. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Why noone compares it with the exynos quad core :S:S:S Tegra 3 is all about cpu and is older, no big news there...

10. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

dude S4 quad core would run laps around exynos quad sorry but this is the new best chip my friend....just look at how good the S4 does on dual core phones.

11. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

It easily beat whatever cpu/gpu we currently have in market right now. You could find more details at agon-s4-pro-apq8064-benchmark/ *Edit* Looks like PVR GPU on iPad 3 still tops the offscreen scoreboard. Adreno 320 is very close though (139 vs 132 fps)

13. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

hell of alot closer than the galaxy s3 running exynos at 99

23. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It may run laps round the current Quad Core exynos series, but the Exynos 5450 (Mali T658) will be the one that will obliterate the S4 Pro, the current 4412 powered GS3 of course will stumble compared to a next generation Quad Core series from Qualcomm. I guess we'll be seeing this in the Galaxy Note 3, no way are Samsung putting this in the GS4.

24. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

Are You f**king Kidding Me! by the time they put the new exynos chip qualcomm will be making faster chips than the s4 prime

12. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

It's time for the S4 Pro to Raise some HeLL and do some a$$ whippin' !!!

14. Retro-touch unregistered

Put the S4 Pro Quad on the next Nexus this fall or the Exynos 5250 Quad and you have yourself a beast

15. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Whys it so much? Are all MDPs that expensive?

17. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yes - unfortunately. Small volume/demand is the reason I guess.

18. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

the new s4 annihilated the competition. especially the quad-exynos everyone was talking about by a whooping 3000pts. gap on quadrant, about 800pts. gap on vellamo, 1900pts. gap on antutu, 33fps gap on GLBenchmark and about 5000pts. on CF-Bench

19. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Ha take that exynos !

20. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Anybody saw that "7 mics" ?

22. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I think its very impressive the way they have made the face of this device exactly the same as the Note 5.3". Also like the fact it also has an interactive pressure pen. Hope they offer 16GB,32GB AND 64GB NOTE 10.1. Very impressed with specs.

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