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Qualcomm dismisses Intel's single core mobile chip [Video]

Snapdragon chip maker is unperturbed by Intel's smartphone market plans
Tue Sep 11 2012, 14:45
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BERLIN: QUALCOMM HAS SLAMMED Intel, claiming its Snapdragon S4 chips easily outperform the wave of Intel chips set to appear in Motorola's next range of smartphones.

At the company's IQ 2012 event in Berlin, Qualcomm director Mark Shedd claimed Intel's next wave of mobile chips is at least two to three generations behind their Snapdragon S4 equivalents.

Shedd said this is because Snapdragon processors beat Intel's chips in certain key areas, like power consumption and software optimisation.

Qualcomm unveiled its new top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Prime, Pro, Plus and Play chips at Computex in June. The components are already confirmed for installation in a number of handsets.

Nokia revealed that its top-end Lumia 920 smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Plus earlier in September.

Qualcomm's attack comes just after Motorola announced its intention to release an Intel powered smartphone later this year. The device is set to be unveiled in the UK at a London press event later in September.

To date, Intel chips have been featured in only a select number of smartphones, like the Orange San Diego.

Check back with The INQUIRER soon for reviews of Nokia's and Motorola's latest smartphones. µ


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