Qualcomm details its new age Snapdragon S4 super processor

 

By Posted 9 Oct 2011, 12:30

We have seen a major leap forward in recent years in mobile technology and the smartphones we have come accustom too. The tech inside these devices has moved on at a rapid pace with dual-core processors powering them now the norm. Today we can tell you that Qualcomm details its new age Snapdragon S4 super processor, which will be the chip that makes mobile devices even faster next year.

The new processor will be using the 28nm manufacturing process, and according to SlashGear has the combination of the Adreno 225 GPU, and Qualcomm’s Krait CPU. The new manufacturing process means the same amount of work can be achieved, but in a much smaller piece of equipment. Currently the smallest manufacturing process is 45nm.

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Qualcomm’s new chip will be almost halve the size while still being able to boost power. Another great feature of the S4 is the lower power consumption, which can help with the battery issues that some smartphones currently suffer from. Handset manufacturers will not have to increase the size of battery’s found in their devices to overcome power hungry processors.

Clock speeds will range from 1.5GHz through to 2.5GHz, which will be the fastest speed for any mobile CPU. Hackers have managed to increase clock speeds with current processors, but this has sometimes led to them being unstable. Compared to Qualcomm’s Scorpion range the Krait CPU will offer a sixty percent improvement.

The Adreno GPU will get a fifty percent increase in performance compared to the current 220 range, and also offer DirectX 9.3 for Windows 8. This new processor will be ideal for some high powered games being developed for our mobile devices.

Meanwhile the S4 MSM8960 according to Qualcomm will offer multi-mode world capabilities, and support frequencies between 700MHz to 2600MHz. There will also be support for LTE, HSPA+, EV-DO Rev. B, 1x Advanced, TD-SCDMA, GSM, GPRS, and EDGE. You also get support for FM radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC capability. It will be really interesting to see next year’s devices using Qualcomm’s latest offering and how they perform.