The folks of Engadget are lucky as usual, since they managed to score some hands on time with a Qualcomm Snadpragon S4 development tablet. This device uses the new version of Sndpragon CPU unveiled by Qualcomm yesterday. The Engadget Show hosted a MDP (mobile development platform), that showcases the potential of the new chipset.
Since this is a developers’ tablet, it’s pretty thick and not very comfortable to use. The specs are very impressive, though and they include a LTE modem (on-die), dual 1080p cameras and other two for 3D capture, 7 microphones and lots of sensors. The product was detailed by Raj Talluri, Qualcomm VP of Product Management, who did a walkthrough of the potential of this technology.
The reference design tablet features a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 13 megapixel rear camera with flash, a 2 megapixel camera upfront and side cams for shooting 3D. Surround stereo speakers, video chatting and more are available. Sadly, this unit only runs Gingerbread for testing purposes, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is 100% supported, rest assured. Windows 8 is also on the list!
Other specs include 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of storage and a removable 5200 mAh Li-Ion battery.