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Qualcomm has revealed some additional details about its new series of Snapdragon S4 chips for mobile devices, which will include ARM processors with one, two or even four cores, manufactured as per 28nm technology. Speaking during the event Innovation Qualcomm held in Istanbul, senior vice president product management Cristiano Amon confirmed that the new generation of processors for portable devices will start shipping to manufacturers by the end of this year, and the first machines with chips S4 will be available in the beginning of 2012.
It must be noted that the flagship in the series of solutions Snapdragon S4 will run at 2.5 GHz, which promises to be a very high level of performance, and these SoC in addition to ARM cores will also feature Adreno graphics performance with support for 3D and 1080p video plus modems, supporting 3G and LTE networks.
If all goes according to plan, we can see the first mobile device with Snapdragon S4 family of chips at the 2012 Mobile World Congress to be held in February. By the way, it is also possible that some of these solutions will work for Windows 8, which is planned to support ARM chips. Thus, it is more than understandable why ARM support is required in desktop operating systems.
Till then, let’s keep our fingers crossed.