LG Optimus G with quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro due November
The LG Optimus G Android superphone is headed to the U.S. in November, following its home market launch next week. While the iPhone 5 appears to have leapfrogged the Samsung Galaxy S III quad-core variant in performance, it is likely that benchmarks will reveal that the Optimus G will beat out both. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro ‘Krait’ quad-core chip powering custom ARM-based design is clocked at 1.5GHz and is paired with 2GB of RAM.
13 megapixel camera present, Jelly Bean set for future
Images of a handset identified as the LG Optimus G have appeared online. The leaked images from AndroidMx, who claim to have tried out the handset, are for the same smartphone teased by Qualcomm a few days ago, and is said to be using a 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor supported by 2GB of RAM.
Asus launches high-res Transformer Pad Infinity
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF 700 will go on sale for $499 in July. First seen at the World Mobile Congress, the 10.1-inch tablet incorporate the highest resolution display yet on an Android tablet in this class at 1920x1200. The Wi-Fi-only model is powered by an NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 processor while the 4G LTE version is powered a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 ‘Krait’ dual-core processor.
LG quad-core Snapdragon S4 Eclipse 4G LTE leaks out
An LG smartphone with the designation LS970 has been leaked courtesy of an anonymous Brief Mobile source. The ‘Eclipse 4G LTE’ is notable for its horsepower, which could make it most powerful smartphone on the market when it lands. Under the hood, the device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 ‘Krait’ quad-core chip clocked at 1.5GHz and paired with a generous 2GB of RAM.
Sony Xperia LT29i and LT30i leak, highly specified
More details, including a newly spied photo, have emerged about two forthcoming Sony Xperia smartphones originally listed on the leaked Sony 2012 smartphone roadmap. The LT29i Hayabusa, pictured, will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 and will center on a 4.55-inch HD Reality display. The LT29i will is also expected to be just 7mm thin, yet still pack a high capacity 2200mAh battery.
Samsung Jasper leaks with Snapdragon S4
A new Samsung smartphone with the codename ‘Jasper’ has been spotted undergoing Bluetooth certification. Other details to surface so far about the new handset includes that it is undergoing testing with Verizon and that it is running Qualcomm’s speedy dual-core Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) based on its proprietary ‘Krait’ architecture. The processor is the same 1.5GHz model found in the HTC One X for AT&T and the HTC One S that has been shown to blow past the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chip.
HTC One X inbound for Sprint as Jet, dual-core
The HTC One X may reach Sprint as the Jet on June 10 according to s4gru. However, as with the AT&T version, the device will ship with a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, instead of the Tegra 3 quad-core chip that will ship in some markets. In addition to being the first HTC device to carry the MSM8960 processor, it will also be the first to include NFC.
Reference hardware brought to MWC
Texas Instruments has brought its OMAP5 reference hardware to Mobile World Congress, stepping up the competition with other chip makers. After stopping by Qualcomm's booth to check out their quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro hardware, we strolled over to TI's booth to see how the S4 Pro it stacks up against OMAP5 technology.
Qualcomm adds more graphics grunt to S4
Qualcomm delivered a message to smartphone SoC rivals by announcing a new chipset in its arsenal, the Snapdragon S4 ‘Pro.’ The Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) has already posted impressive benchmark results, however, they have been biased towards pure processing performance. The new ‘Pro’ iteration will also ramp performance up on the graphics front with the addition of the new Adreno 320 GPU in place of the standard Adreno 225 GPU.
Qualcomm Atheros whets appetite with 802.11ac
Qualcomm Atheros has announced its plans for a full product ecosystem to support Wi-Fi 802.11ac, the gigabit successor to 802.11n. Heading the lineup is its new WCN3680 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM module that OEM’s can pair with devices shipping with Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon S4 dual- and quad-core mobile processors. The new Wi-Fi standard can achieve speeds of up to 433Mbps in mobile phones, and up 1.3Gbps in tablets and PCs. This snap-in module will sit alongside the already built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n capabilities of the S4 SoC, offering users compatibility with both the older standards and the latest simultaneously.
Tablet powered by MSM8960
Qualcomm has introduced a 10.1-inch tablet, the Snapdragon S4 Liquid, that serves as a mobile development platform for the company's flagship mobile SoC. The tablet is powered by the MSM8960 S4 chip, which is paired with a 1366x768 display and dual front-facing cameras capable of shooting 1080p video, including one sensor that captures 13-megapixel stills, along with two rear-facing cameras geared for 3D recording.