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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform Is Now Available for $1299

A few weeks ago, Qualcomm showcased their new Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor with their tablet reference design at Uplink 2012. The platform (Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform for tablets (MDP/T)) is now available to developers for 1299 USD. This development tablet based on APQ8064 processor with Adreno 320 GPU comes with 2GB LPDDR2 RAM and 32 GB flash, features a 10.1” WXGA Multi-touch display, and runs Android 4.0. It will allows developers and manufacturer to develop, test, optimize and showcase applications and games for a wide range of pre-commercial Android devices.

Here are the technical specifications of the Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 MDP/T:

Processor
  • APQ8064 @ 1.5 Ghz (Quad core)
  • PM8921+ PM8821 (PMIC)
  • WCN3360 (WLAN/BT/FM)
  • WCD9310 (Audio)
  • WGR7640 (GPS)
Graphics
  • Adreno 320 graphics processing unit (GPU)
Display
  • 10.1” 1366×768 display
  • True multi-touch capacitive touch screen
Video
  • 1080 High-definition video recording and playback up to 30 frames per second
  • Stereoscopic 3D playback via HDMI output
Camera/Camcorder
  • Rear 13MP camera w/flash (1080P 30fps)
  • Front Facing 2MP
Audio
  • Surround sound stereo speakers
  • 7 microphones for FluencePRO & Ultrasound
Memory
  • 2GB LPDDR2
  • 32 GB eMMC
Connectivity
  • WiFi 2.5GHz/5GHz, BT, FM (Rx), GPS
Keys
  • Volume / zoom +/-
  • Power  ON/OFF
  • Screen rotation lock switch
  • Home button
  • Reset (recessed)
Connectors
  • Micro USB type AB
  • 3.5mm audio jack + ANC contacts
  • DC-IN barrel charger
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Docking station connector
Connectors accessible via docking station
  • Full-size USB type A
  • Full-size HDMI type A
  • Ethernet 10/100Mbps
  • UART
  • DC-IN barrel charger
Sensors
  • 3D accelerometer
  • 3-axis gyro
  • 3-axis compass
  • Ambient light and proximity
  • Temperature & pressure sensor
  • Fingerprint reader
Battery
  • 5200 mAh

Some benchmarks results have been publishers, and appear to show that Qualcomm APQ8064 is the fastest mobile processor running Android today with an Antutu score of 13,975 for the MDP which easily beats Galaxy S3 score (around 11,000).

Qualcomm Snapdron S4 Quad Core Antutu BenchmarkQuadrant also shows a score of about 8,000 whereas current high-end devices have a score of about 5,000.

 

The device can be purchased on Bsquare store, but you’ll need to wait for 2 to 3 weeks for delivery due to “high demand”.

Further information are available on Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 MDP/T page, and you can also download the product brief.

Via: Androidcommunity and Slashgear.

Earlier today we gave you a bit of information on Qualcomm‘s new Snapdragon S4 Pro developer tablet, but now we’re back with more info thanks to a number of benchmark tests SlashGear has performed. As expected, the Snapdragon S4 Pro delivered some really impressive results in the tests, thanks to its quad-core APQ8064 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and Adreno 320 GPU. Since this tablet is intended for developers, you may not be surprised to hear that it performed well in benchmark tests, but we have a feeling that you’ll be left at least a little impressed nonetheless.

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  1. max
    July 26th, 2012 at 17:21 | #1

    Are these benchmarks presented by Qualcomm themselves?

    I mean it’s not fair to present a development Board benchmarks side to side a perfectly stable rom running on a consumer grade in-market hardware like ASUS prime (Available in market for consumers since November -2011) and Samsung S3 (Available in market for consumers since June -2012)

    Development boards can be pushed for performance etc. If the other parameters doesn’t restrict it for stable user grade performance etc.

    Anyways, you guys know more on this. But I’m disappointed by this performance.

    Even though I’m an android fan, Still I admint Apples A5X (A Year old 40nm SOC will eat this in lunch) ,People can go and see anandtechs benchmarks.

  2. July 27th, 2012 at 10:49 | #2

    @ max
    Not sure if the benchmark were done by Qualcomm or Slashgear, but those are standard benchmarks so I see no problem here. I don’t know how to compare those benchmarks with the A5X since Quadrant and Antutu are not available on iOS (AFAIK).

  1. April 24th, 2013 at 14:10 | #1