Qualcomm has announced that it will be supplying the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro processor to LG, enabling its new quad-core smartphone. The phone is currently in production with anticipated commercial availability in Korea in September, followed by a global rollout. This smartphone will be the newest commercial and global device to offer a quad core CPU Snapdragon S4 processor along with 3G/LTE multi-mode capabilities.
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. 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.
Supplying LG with the S4 Pro
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.