Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 dual-core processors are currently giving quad-core processors a run of their money and its latest quad-core chipset, APQ8064, is set to blow the competition out of the water.
According to Slash Gear, Qualcomm's new mobile development platform (MDP) APQ8064 kit consists of an Android 4.0.4 tablet, and a charging dock with two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and Ethernet. The 10.1-inch tablet sports a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 2GB RAM, multiple ports, fingerprint scanners, 13-megapixel cameras and 7 microphones. Developers can purchase the MDP from BSQUARE for US$1,299.
Slash Gear also managed to run several benchmarks on the MDP and the results are very impressive. Thanks to the new Adreno 320 graphics processing unit (GPU), the APQ8064 processor posted a score of 7625. The highest Quadrant scores we've come across so far are from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 at 3677, and the ASUS PadFone at 5297. Not even the NIVIDA Tegra 3 quad-core processor in the ASUS Transformer Pad Prime came close. It also took the lead in the AnTuTu and Vellamo benchmarks.
If you have concerns about the power consumption of the APQ8064 processors, Qualcomm promises "all-day battery life". Well, we can't wait to lay our paws on devices equipped with the new Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, which are expected to arrive later this year.