Today, Qualcomm launched distinct tiers for its Snapdragon processor platform, starting with the S4 series. The Snapdragon S4 portfolio of processors now includes four distinct tiers – Prime, Pro, Plus and Play—that will better explain the capabilities of the many chipsets within the S4 class, as well future Snapdragon processors.
You probably became acquainted with the Snapdragon processor brand through smartphones and tablets, but the road ahead for these powerful processors will scale beyond such devices. With the launch of the highly-capable Snapdragon S4, our processors are now destined to appear in new platforms like Windows 8 PCs, SmartTVs and set top boxes. The number of device form factors that can potentially benefit from Snapdragon processors' balance of power and battery efficiency is endless. Our new system of tiers should make it easier for Qualcomm's customers and consumers to identify the right processor and its features.
Below is a description of each tier:
|<image src="/sites/default/files/common/s4prime.png" />||Snapdragon S4 Prime designed to bring high performance applications, web browsing and connectivity to TVs and set top boxes. Processors in the S4 Prime tier include: MPQ8064.|
|<image src="/sites/default/files/common/s4pro.png" />||Snapdragon S4 Pro designed to bring computing-class processors to PCs, tablets and high-end smartphones. Processors in the S4 Pro tier include: APQ8064 and MSM8960T.|
|<image src="/sites/default/files/common/s4plus.png" />||Snapdragon S4 Plus covers a broad range of powerful smartphone and tablet processors. Processors in the S4 Plus tier include: MSM8960, APQ8060A, MSM8660A, MSM8260A, APQ8030, MSM8930, MSM8630, MSM8230, MSM8627, and MSM8227.|
|<image src="/sites/default/files/common/s4-play.png" />||Snapdragon S4 Play consists of processors for high-volume smartphones. Processors in the S4 Play tier include: MSM8625 and MSM8225.|
When you look at the broad range of things that Snapdragon S4 processors can do, you're more likely than ever to be using one.