Qualcomm Announces upcoming LG Smartphone with APQ8064 and MDM9615 Insideby Brian Klug on August 22, 2012 9:45 PM EST
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We've been talking about how the next upcoming smartphone platform from Qualcomm will be the combination of a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core APQ8064 alongside an MDM9x15 baseband for LTE for some time now. Xiaomi was first to announce their APQ8064 based smartphone, the Mi-Two. Today, Qualcomm has reached out with some news about an upcoming LG smartphone with just that combination inside, and issued the following statement:
Qualcomm will supply the latest Snapdragon™ S4 Pro platform to LG, enabling LG’s new quad-core smartphone, which is currently in production with anticipated commercial availability in Korea in September and global rollout to follow. This smartphone will be the newest commercial and global device to offer a quad core CPU Snapdragon S4 processor along with 3G/LTE multi-mode capabilities, delivering a superior mobile experience for voice, web browsing, games, user interfaces and other graphics applications.
That combination can mean only one thing - APQ8064 alongside MDM9x15, and though we don't play in the rumor space, we've seen an LG phone with those specifications pop up a few time in benchmarks and other leaks online. The race is on to see whether LG or Xiaomi will be first to ship an APQ8064 based phone, and it's looking like September will be a busy month.
Update: I've just received confirmation that this upcoming LG phone does indeed use APQ8064 and MDM9615, so that combination is confirmed.
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Roland00Address - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - linkQuad Core Cpu+Separate Chip for LTE (you get better battery life usually if you only use 1 chip instead of 2.)
metafor - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - linkAgreed. This seems to be purely for spec racing. There is little tangible benefit of a non-integrated solution just for quad-core. But I guess it could also be a time-to-market issue as 8960T (2x Krait, Adreno 320, integrated LTE) comes later.
lilmoe - Thursday, August 23, 2012 - linkTrue to an extent, but the power draw isn't as bad as the previous generation modules since both the SoC and the modem in this device will be 28nm...
We'll have to wait and see how the new 28nm modem (LTE modules) perform as a separate package. We've yet to see any.
packstrap - Sunday, August 26, 2012 - linkLG's been hitting the stores w/ Optimus 4X HD w/ non-catching marketing strategies, then they'll be making another quad-core again? LG's always excited. Just don't forget to release that w/ Jellybean I guess? Better to have this at all...