First Windows Phone 8 Devices to Use Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor

First Windows Phone 8 Devices to Use Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor

The new flexible Windows Phone 8 Start screen. (Credit: Microsoft)

At the Windows Phone Summit held earlier today, Microsoft unveiled its upcoming mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. The Redmond company has also confirmed the existence of dual-core WP8 devices, and that Nokia, Huawei, Samsung and HTC WP8 devices will be built on “next-generation silicon” from Qualcomm. But which system-on-chip (SoC) is that exactly?

According to an Engadget report, the first wave of WP8 devices will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (Krait) processor. There are several processors in the S4 Plus tier, but it looks like it’d be the MSM8960, a dual-core (1.5 to 1.7GHz) 28nm SoC.

With competing brands going quad-core with their phones, we reckon many people will be disappointed by this news. But since we’re still several months away from new WP8 devices, things could change. After all, Microsoft did mention that the OS will be supporting quad-core processors as well.

Source: Engadget,

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