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Qualcomm on Tuesday introduced two new system-on-chips designed for mass high-performance smartphones and media tablets. The new processors pack four high-end Krait cores as well as Adreno 305 advanced graphics processor. With the announcement, Qualcomm improves its competitive positions against Nvidia Corp., which has been selling high-end Tegra 3 application processors for about a year.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8226 and MSM8626 feature with four Qualcomm Krait (Cortex-A9-like with 3 decoders, 11 stage pipeline, VFPv4 FPU, 128-bit NEON accelerator, L2 2MB cache [512KB per core]), powerful Adreno 305 graphics processing unit (unified shader architecture; supports Direct3D 11 feature level 9_3, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenVG 1.1, EGL 1.4, Direct3D Mobile, SVGT 1.2). The chip fully supports 1080p capture and playback, and up to a 13MP camera. The new chips are made using 28nm process technology.

In addition to quad-core CPU processing power, these chips incorporate the new WTR2605 multi-mode radio transceiver, optimized to address China specific requirements such as support for TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1xAdv and HSPA+. The WTR2605 transceiver comes with an integrated, high-performance GPS core with GLONASS and Beidou support. Optimized for low power consumption, the WTR2605 transceiver offers 40% power savings and 60% smaller footprint compared to previous generations.

“The expansion of our Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 family extends our leadership in performance and low power for the high-volume smartphones. This expanded roadmap provides our customers with a differentiated feature set upon which to build compelling smartphones for budget-conscious consumers,” said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president and co-president of mobile and computing products, Qualcomm Technologies.

Both processors will be ready for customer sampling by the second quarter of 2013 for UMTS, CDMA and TD-SCDMA.

Tags: Qualcomm, Krait, Adreno, Snapdragon, 28nm

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thats cool, i prefer the http://www.hardkernel.com....php?g_code=G135341370451 as its got the Mali-400 in there and available now as a tiny 48 x 52mm ODROID-U2. Exynos 4412 Prime 1.7Ghz Quad-core CPU and 2GByte RAM on board http://com.odroid.com/sig...es/201211291304301718.jpg

but hey both Mali-400 and Adreno should have full reversed OSS drivers sooner rather than later, so ya pays ya money and build your tiny PC cluster in a 3D printed shoe box [seems to be the better option right now given the crappy massive micro pc Mini ITX cases for sale iv found so far].

this PCB might even make Qualcomm consider making their own tiny Snapdragon/Adreno SOC PCB's available as a mass produced cheap ARM Dev/builders device too, so its all good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll5n2jNjriM
ODROID-U2 XBMC 12.0 Demo

same chip ,other board
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll5n2jNjriM
Software decoding full 1080P HD video such as that last hard sample that even x86 struggles with.

in fact im surprised you missed it Anton, they even have proper "board detail's" external links and everything unlike most of the web x86 world today
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