Snapdragon S4 Chipsets Confirmed For The Next Windows Phone 8 Apollo Smartphones


21.06.2012

Snapdragon S4 Chipsets Confirmed For The Next Windows Phone 8 Apollo Smartphones

The Windows Phone Summit started yesterday and fresh news began to spread. One of the most important piece of information is the fact that Windows Phone 8 will have support for multi-core CPUs. The information has been confirmed by Qualcomm. The CPU maker said that it will provide the Windows Phone devices with its dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset.

There is no surprise that Qualcomm will supply the Windows phone with the Snapdragon S because it’s actually the fastest processor that the company has built until now and cm go up to clock speeds of 1.7GHz per core. Windows Phone 8 handsets won’t be the only device powered by this CPU as several other smartphones include it such as the HTC One X, HTC Evo 4G LTE, HTC One S and even the Samsung Galaxy S3. These are pretty much the fastest phones on the US market right now.

The Snapdragon S4 chip includes an LTE radio among other components such as the integrated application processor and the graphics processor. The idea of including all components into one chipset is great because it makes it easy for the phone designers to come up with a slim physical profile.

The chipset developed by Qualcomm is great, but don’t expect to be present on all of Microsoft’s phones, only on a few high-end ones. As you already know, some of the phone are cheaper and Microsoft probably wants to seize all the markets. The Snapdragon S4 may be a fast processor, but it surely ain’t cheap, thus the low-cost phones will include other types of chipsets.

We’ll just have to see if the phones using Microsoft’s operating system will have the same success as the devices running on Android or iOS, although is really hard to compete with these two major players.

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