The future of smartphones is in the hands of the Snapdragon S4 quad core processor. This beats the 2GHz Intel processor which is found in the Razr i as well as the S3 which is found in most flagship devices like the US Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X. So what makes the S4 better than anything else out there? PocketNow explains.
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The S4 processor will be available in the forms of the S4 Play, S4 Plus, S4 Pro and the S4 Prime. All of these processors are essential if you want your device to be able to decode high-definition video at resolutions of 720p or 1080p. The S4 Pro is said to be so powerful that it can play more than one 1080p HD video simultaneously without so much as batting an eyelid.
The GPU on the S4 comes with some of the most advanced technology too, such as OpenGL ES 3.0. For those who don’t know, this will make the games run faster than ever and the graphics will look even better. Another benefit is that it brings even more realism into games.
It’s not just gamers that benefit from the processor as it will make the daily use of a handset a much faster and better experience.
The Snapdragon S4 Pro comes with four Krait CPU cores, with the other flavours each having a dual core, with each of these being up to 1.7GHz. They also come with the 28nm technology, apart from the S4 Play. The chips with smaller technologies tend to use less power, less heat and take up far less room than those using larger tech.
Typically devices that use the Snapdragon S4 processor are tablets, which have very high resolution displays. Smartphones generally come with the dual core versions, but then the higher end phones may have the quad core too. A good example is the LG Optimus G which boasts a quad-core S4 Pro chip. It boasts 2GB RAM, a 13MP camera and a bunch of other specs that outshine the Samsung Galaxy S3, Android’s poster child.
The LG Optimus G of course is headed to the US this year and if rumors serve true, it may also be the basis of the next Google Nexus phone.