Why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 has the competition on the defensive

ExtremeTech: After months of teasing and hinting, Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off of its new Snapdragon S4 mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC). The MSM8960, featuring the Krait core, is the first ARM chip in the company’s stable of next generation mobile parts, and it’s got some official benchmark numbers that are sure to impress. Perhaps most importantly, the new Snapdragon is pulling off these striking feats of computational might with just two cores as other manufacturers are working toward four.

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