Updated 20 May, 2013, 8:22 pm IST
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro developer tablet is a powerhouse
| by Aneez Shaikh |
Qualcomm is 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. 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.
Snapdragon S4 Pro
As for the tablet itself, it’s a powerhouse and is sure to attract developers as well as impatient tech junkies who can’t just wait till the Snapdragon S4 Pro starts showing up in laptops and phones later this year. 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 tablet:
Snapdragon S4 Pro
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 last month, 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.
We can expect the same performance plus much more from Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro. Anyway, the developer tablet is expected to start shipping in two to three weeks for a price tag of $1,299. Though it's primarily aimed at developers, we are sure there are enough enthusiasts who would want to get their hands on this powerhouse tablet.
While the $1,299 tablet will start shipping in two the three weeks, it's primarily aimed at developers
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