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Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S1 and S4 chipsets

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Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S1 and S4 chipsets - read the full textQualcomm is expanding its Snapdragon lineup - adding chipsets to both the entry-level S1 line and the Krait lineup. Krait is a brand new design that will scale to up to 2.5GHz with one, two or four cores. It promises better power efficiency than current architectures. The S4 badge will be...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-18 04:46 from wHrs - click to readWe already know there will be a successor called Wayne which arrives next year so that's a given. Ten times more powerful than Tegra 2 and over 5 times more powerful than Tegra 3 Kal-El. Just wait till 2015, NVIDIA Stark, by that time what you used to call a phone will be an entirely different machine altogether, I would like to think that the form of the phone will have some kind of Flexible OLED or some other form of advanced materials which Nokia and Samsung have showcased or that holographic games and video calling may well be a reality within the decade.

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  • 2011-11-19 02:02
  • 3J6d

absolutely true

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  • 2011-11-18 18:23
  • 2SQQ

by the time this will be available, there will be rumors of the next nVidia chip, the successor of kal-el

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  • 2011-11-18 04:46
  • wHrs

While I can sympathise with some, people just fear change as the old saying goes.

ask people what they want, they'll reply faster horses. Ask some (not all) gsmarena commenters what they want, and they'll pick what was good yesterday rather than adapting for tomorrow.

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  • 2011-11-18 01:05
  • 3J6d

> In reply to Yani @ 2011-11-17 19:56 from 3pw6 - click to readThese run cortex A15 and can intelligently switch off cores and enter lower power states.

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  • 2011-11-17 23:43
  • 0kG@

No fifth core in quad-core design like NVIDIA did with the Tegra 3 Kal-el?!
This is going to be a powerhog otherwise.

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  • 2011-11-17 19:56
  • 3pw6

O c'mon people!
Stop complaining about an overkill. Firstly, progress moving in direction of having a PC in your pocket.

And regarding software: have you ever seen an application, written for non existing yet hardware? I don't think so. Sp present state is natural, but non lasting long.
But due to fast progress - single, dual, quad, and soon octa and sexdec core tyechnology in ARM processors, new ARM software architecture should be developed that will allow software to fully utilise all present and future numbers of cores.

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  • 2011-11-17 17:03
  • Spx{

> In reply to IJJusion @ 2011-11-16 22:22 from t@QU - click to readwell i think the reason why cellphone manufacturers beat the ass of pc vendors its because of the smart phones now a days are much expensives compaired to pc.,

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  • 2011-11-17 16:48
  • YTZi

> In reply to chimpu @ 2011-11-17 08:26 from ijMe - click to readYes, there's a recently discovered technology that will make li-ion cells 10 times more efficient. The only problem is that they lose 50% of their capacity after about 150 charges. Considering that I'm almost 100% positive they'll pack more power-hungry hardware with it it means dramatical loses of capacity in a short time. But still it's far superior to current li-ion cells.

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  • 2011-11-17 12:44
  • 3ZH5

> In reply to me ^_^ @ 2011-11-17 07:59 from t7Jc - click to readBattery too will last no longer than 3 or 4 hours.. max 5 laptops

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  • 2011-11-17 12:40
  • TIEE

> In reply to Callum @ 2011-11-17 10:09 from nGZN - click to readHe will have got the SGS2 on a contract, and then bought the IP4S sim free from a store. Or visa versa of course.

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  • 2011-11-17 12:33
  • MVg6

> In reply to IJJusion @ 2011-11-16 22:22 from t@QU - click to readBecuase the original Diablo wasn't build to run on anything more than what you have there.

Get diablo 3 when its released and see if that runs on your 400Mhz processor ;)

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  • 2011-11-17 12:29
  • MVg6

> In reply to Denzo @ 2011-11-17 05:03 from 2Gjg - click to readYou had an iPhone 4S AND a SGS2?? They come out within 6 months of each other near enough. Different OS and looks etc. Why change so quickly to such different types of handsets? Plus how did you do that in a 2 year deal?!?

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  • 2011-11-17 10:09
  • nGZN

Are there advances in battery technology to support power hungry quad cores? The dual cores seem to die in a day.

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  • 2011-11-17 08:26
  • ijMe

more horepower more apps and more 3d games.... more like pc functions ^_^ pc and phone are now alike...heh

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  • 2011-11-17 07:59
  • t7Jc

Qualcomm and Nvida and Samsung all need to collaborate with ARM and come up with a shared architecture as the basis of all new ARM processors...

But work on efficiency and battery life and work on a few 1gig processors that last 3x longer than any 1ghz processor now... I don't get this need for power, battery life is so much more important, luckily for all of us there's a new lithium ion technology which will charge heaps faster than anything we have now, so maybe who knows, but USB power supplies will have to be upgraded from 500ma to around 2amps for it to work...

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  • 2011-11-17 05:52
  • sG%5

what about the heat?!

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  • 2011-11-17 05:48
  • sG%5

I love tech.. and I love getting a new phone.. but not every 3 months, my contracts are always 2 years and I always buy AT leasT one extra phone outright over the 2 years.. but I had an SGS2 and iPhone 4S.. then the iP5 and HTC thing is coming out in a few months.. Then quadcores? Growth is good but if its sustainable.

TBH I dont see that much difference between my iPhone 4S and a normal iPhone 4.. and they are optimised a little bit..

I think the key is, Software innovation and User experience superseeds hardware at some point.. and I think we are getting close to that point.

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  • 2011-11-17 05:03
  • 2Gjg

> In reply to IJJusion @ 2011-11-16 22:22 from t@QU - click to readWell, I am pretty sure you ain't using an ARM processor to run diablo at 400Mhz. Diablo was made for windows platform which could only on on X86/X64 processors then.

400Mhz on a X86 is not equivalent to 400Mhz on a ARM processor. The performance and power consumption don't even come close...

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  • 2011-11-17 03:34
  • uHZH

They're treating phones nowadays like our PC with dual cores,quad cores and screen sizes..

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  • 2011-11-17 02:48
  • KxsB

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