News by Dan Seifert on Friday October 07, 2011.
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Qualcomm has published details about its next-generation mobile processors, known as the S4 series. The S4 series of processors is Qualcomm's top-tier line-up, and includes both dual-core and quad-core chips.
The MSM8960 S4 chip features two processing cores and an integrated baseband for 4G LTE support. Combining the baseband with the processor allows Qualcomm to create thinner designs, thereby allowing thinner devices. Qualcomm also touts improved battery life with the integrated design. The high-end S4 processors also boast support for 3D still and video capture, as well as HD 3D video playback. Augmented reality, gesture-based apps, and digital signal processing are also supported.
Qualcomm says that the MSM8960 S4 is already being sampled to manufacturers, and is expected to show up in smartphone and tablet devices by early next year. The quad-core S4 chips are still being developed, and aren't expected to hit the market until later on in 2012. [via Phone Scoop]
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