Qualcomm announces two new Snapdragon S4 chips for smartphones
Famous smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has announced two new Snapdragon S4 processors for smartphones – the MSM8226 and MSM8626 – both of them designed to power the next generation of smartphones, scheduled for 2013.
Both chips are made on 28 nm technology and feature lower power consumption with increased performance. The MSM8226 and MSM8626 feature 11-stage pipelines capable of processing three instructions per clock cycle, which according to Qualcomm, will increase performance by 60 per cent compared to current Qualcomm chips. Both chips will also feature four cores (Krait, Cortex-A9) and an integrated Adreno 305 GPU along with support for 1080p video and a 13 MP camera. The chips support the WTR2605 radio chip, which supports the TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1xAdv and HSPA+ standards.
First MSM8226 and MSM8626 chips will appear in Q2 2013 with mass market availability expected in H2 2013. Pricing is unknown as of now.