All the current Windows Mobile devices are using the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor. Even the upcoming devices to be launched with Windows Mobile 8 are based on the same processor which is fast and performs very well under the actual conditions. But the successors to the current generation have entered the world with Qualcomm launching two new Snapdragon S4 Play processors, the MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q today. Both the processors feature higher bus bandwidth with both-dual core and quad-core versions available. The processors will offer a better user experience and high resolution support. In addition, a single platform, the Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, has also been announced that supports all China operators with UMTS, CDMA and TD-SCDMA. The single platform will support LTE -TDD and TD-SCDMA. “Our broad portfolio of Snapdragon S4 mobile processors delivers the optimal balance of features and performance for the high-volume smartphone segment,” said Cristiano Amon, senior vice president and co-president of mobile and computing products. The processors are designed for high-volume smartphones and enable the device manufacturers to migrate their existing Snapdragon S1-based designs to S4 dual- and quad-core CPU-based designs. This gives a better 3G/LTE support.
It seems that the launch might affect the user community who has made up their mind to buy a new Windows Phone. The processors will be available in the first quarter of 2013.