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Qualcomm launches quad core S4 Pro processorBy Ryan Noik 28 February 2012 | Categories: news
This week has already been a busy one for many participants and manufacturers in the mobile field, thanks to the mobility fest that is Mobile World Congress.
However, at the heart of many product launches lies a particularly interesting and technical development from Qualcomm. The company announced that it will offer a pro version of the Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor “to enable even more capable mobile computing devices.”
The S4 Pro processor features the Adreno 320 GPU, support for higher resolution displays, as well as hardware and software compatibility with the S4 class.
Qualcomm elaborated that the Adreno 320 is a high performance programmable GPU that offers up to a four times performance improvement and “provides a superior user experience for web browsing, games, user interfaces and other graphics applications.”
The future beckons
“Snapdragon S4 and S4 Pro are designed to enable tablets and notebook devices to deliver the high performance, flexibility, global 3G/4G connectivity and energy efficiency consumers are increasingly demanding,” explained Luis Pineda, senior vice president of computing and consumer products, Qualcomm.
Further lending credence to the company’s technology is the sheer breadth of manufacturers who have based their new offerings on the Snapdragon processor. For example:
- Panasonic’s new smartphone, the ELUGA Power, which is an ultra-slim, high specification waterproof smartphone and has an integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.
- Asus’ Padfone, powered by Snapdragon S4 processor.
- HTC’s two Snapdragon S4 powered HTC One series devices, including the HTC One S and 4G LTE One X
- Nokia’s Snapdragon-powered Nokia Lumia 610 and Lumia 900
- Fulton Innovation’s demonstration of its wireless power capabilities that can power electronics through various surfaces. The devices which were being used were Snapdragon-enabled devices.
In case you were wondering what exactly that all means, hit the video below to see the company’s quad-core S4 processor in action.
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