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Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

21 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8 - read the full textAs we already reported, Qualcomm remains the exclusive chipset manufacturer for the Windows Phone platform. Today we got a little more details on the actual chips that will go inside the new Windows Phone smartphones, as Qualcomm confirmed they will be providing the future WP8 smartphones with...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-21 16:49 from HvX$ - click to readQuadcore are useless cores just a market strategy...Soon android will dead!!!! Lol

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  • 2012-06-21 18:15
  • mVx@

up to 20Mpix camera modules = no PureView Pro from Nokia.

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  • 2012-06-21 18:01
  • 7EiU

Nice move MICROsoft!!!

Fandroid be prepaired...LET'S THE BATTLE BEGINS!!!

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  • 2012-06-21 17:57
  • mVx@

My next best friend... Windows Mobile 8...

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  • 2012-06-21 17:43
  • 9LAN

Ha ha ha no pureview for wp8

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  • 2012-06-21 17:41
  • 9DIY

well this is super news. just 1.7 ghz dual core nokia lumia. i can only drool in anticipation

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  • 2012-06-21 17:39
  • 3pdj

New snapdragon s4 plus chip supports only 20mp camera..?? Nokia 808's older ARM processor supports 41mp.. I think it's SYMBIAN MAGIC....

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  • 2012-06-21 17:38
  • rJpT

Expected Cores/Android vs Windows Fanboys war n its really happening.

WP8 is a great platform n with all the new features they implemented into the smartphones/tablets it gotta uses many cores or processor on par with the PC's.

So more cores for safer future!

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  • 2012-06-21 17:36
  • tV0A

Same old - windows needs the best hardware.

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  • 2012-06-21 17:09
  • miZ0

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-06-21 15:46 from 3RM{ - click to readinstead of other competitors using quad core and why nokia still using single core, it is showing that Nokia hardware is capable to run a heavy os with a single core and run as smooth as dual core as other brands using. so now nokia is going to use dual core, because they are manageable to fight with quad core.
what im mean here is the smoothness of operation but not about apps.
if u do not believe? get 1 lumia phone and compare with any dual core adroid.

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  • 2012-06-21 17:09
  • IVIP

You people should have watched the Microsoft summit , there is a link to it here on GSMarena . The core of the OS is changed,they are trying to bring mobile OS and their tablet/PC OS closer in terms of shared kernel , drivers , etc . so it is reasonable to see that older hardware is not going to be compatible with the new architecture. I myself wanted to buy a WP mobile phone , but due to rumors about WP8 update not being compatible with any available phones I decided to buy something else .

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  • 2012-06-21 17:07
  • 3LF3

Oh dual core! That's great news.... TWO years ago. LOL!

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  • 2012-06-21 16:49
  • HvX$

This is really bad news for all those people who bought the "Mango" phone. Overnight all those Mango users on new contracts have yesterday's phone. NICE!!!!

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  • 2012-06-21 16:48
  • DGCb

enough arguments for windows and Droid. we are family. rip rotten fruit..... :-)

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  • 2012-06-21 16:43
  • IVWp

Ohmygosh! "supports cameras with up to 20MP resolution", doesn't that exclude PureView 41mp wonder cam? I was so looking forward to a Nokia WP8 with 41mp camera!

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  • 2012-06-21 16:41
  • wdxr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-21 16:30 from RwL1 - click to readDont try to be sensible with them,its pointless,they stick to what they believe,their egos seem to be in the way of everything.

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  • 2012-06-21 16:39
  • IWPq

Hope it uses the 305 gpu 225 is not very good.

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  • 2012-06-21 16:34
  • LhT4

> In reply to EJPD @ 2012-06-21 16:26 from LE7D - click to read1 core was never ever faster or even close to android phones. Navigating the UI is smooth but phones with 600mhz like the Desire C the UI is smooth but once you get into web, heavy apps all windows phones straggle. Now it is very clear that WP8 is much more of an OS with many features and these wont run on a single core that is why no current windows phone can get the update cause the phones wont handle the software. So with 2 or 4 cores its going to equal what android currently offers.

Fanbois aside no smartphone lags in this day and age, and CPU speeds and cores don't make much of a difference. Phones have come a long way no its more about integration with other device and services that the phone offers. Both of which are plentiful with wp8, which is great for the customers :D.

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  • 2012-06-21 16:30
  • RwL1

Guys do not be upset :-) ! Nokia microsoft will always update windows phone 7.5 os to 7.8 and to 7.X . Windows phone 8's All games and applications will work on windows phone 7.X :-) :-) please guys check samsung galaxy i7500 the first samsung android devices dead 1.5 android version :-( after that samsung i5700 dead 2.1 :( and many more devices ! Nokia will update all windows phone :-)

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  • 2012-06-21 16:29
  • gx4d

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