Snapdragon S4

Call it the S4, Snapdragon, or Krait -- it makes no difference. The latest and greatest from Qualcomm is a proven performer and in high demand because of it. Today they have announced the expansion of the S4 line with a pair of new quad-core Snapdragons destined for mainland China.

With built-in support for various dual SIM network designs, this will give Qualcomm a leg up when manufacturers are looking for materials to build modern smartphones for Chinese telecoms, and give the consumers buying them the performance they want from them. With support for 1080p video capture and display, the Adreno 305 GPU, and up to 13MP cameras, these chips help deliver everything you could want from a high-end smartphone. Android (or Android-based derivatives) will surely be a big part of these new devices. It's a win-win situation, and nobody should be surprised to see it happening.

The Chinese market is huge -- even bigger than you think. Qualcomm just made it easier to break into it with the MSM8226 and MSM8626.

 
There are 4 comments

wolverinex says:

the s4 sure has my optimus g moving right along!!! peace

a dual core s3 keeps my evo 3d alive... always want the best there is but when I only have to pay $35 a month with virgin mobile, i don't mind being a step behind (still got those jellybean roms so its all good)

ercliou says:

Typo: then than

hoosiercub says:

"With support for 1080p video capture and display, the Adreno 305 GPU, and up to 13MP cameras, these chips help deliver everything you could want from a high-end smartphone."

Why bother with an Adreno 305 if the 320 is available with the chipset.. is the cost savings that dramatic, or are they just being cheap for cheap's sake?