After Qualcomm spilled the beans that it was supplying the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro processor to LG, the smartphone manufacturer has gone public with it as well by launching a teaser site with a video that shows an upcoming smartphone sporting the second generation quad-core processor.
Second generation quad-core flagship
A report by The Verge states, “LG has put up a Korean teaser site for a new LTE smartphone that will feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with Adreno 320 graphics. The site refers to the Snapdragon S4 Pro as a “second generation quad-core,” promising that the new SoC will blow current quad-core chips out of the water. Not much else has been revealed yet, but it looks as though LG will be releasing five further videos soon.”
The website also lists a range of specifications that may be featured in this smartphone and from the looks of it, the upcoming quad-core smartphone looks to be a handset that can certainly rival the best in the industry. The upcoming flagship is expected to have a a 720p 4.7-inch IPS display, 2GB of RAM and as far as optics are concerned, the upcoming handset will supposedly boast a 13 megapixel rear shooter.
Last month, Qualcomm was busy showing off its 10.1-inch developer tablet with the quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 SoC and Adreno 320 GPU on it, the same one that is expected to feature on the smartphone. And going by the ratings that the tablet managed to get at the benchmarking test by The Verge, Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro looks determined to give sleepless nights to its competitors.
The tablet is a powerhouse and is sure to attract developers. The package is bundled in a simple black plastic shell that proudly displays the model number and the Snapdragon badge. The tablet runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with some very enticing features, including seven microphones scattered all over the machine.
Here are some of the specs of the Qualcomm tablet:
- 10.1-inch WXGA multi-touch display
- 13-megapixel camera with flash
- 2GB LPDDR2 RAM and 32GB storage
- Quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 SoC
- Adreno 320 GPU
- microUSB port with microSD slot
- Fingerprint reader
- 3D accelerometer
- 3-axis gyroscope and compass
- Temperature and pressure sensors
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Seven mics for surround sound audio capture
Qualcomms's processors command respect and enjoy a high status in the industry. And it's not for nothing that Qualcomm regards itself as the champion. We all know how Qualcomm had snubbed its competitors with the butter melt benchmark back in June, to show the prowess and thermal efficiency of its Snapdragon S4 processors. During the procedure, Qualcomm’s Vidyasagar Rao demonstrated the test by using a thermal camera to prove how cool the handset using a Snapdragon S4 SoC is in comparison to its competitors. He stated that butter melts at 35 degree Celsius and went on to state that the Snapdragon S4 is much more thermally efficient as compared to the competitors. Rao repeated the test by placing the same three handsets together and adding a big chunk of butter on each of the handsets, to check which one melts the last.
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