We all know the dual-core Snapdragon S4 based on Krait architecture gives the Quad-Core chipsets based on the Cortex A9 architecture such as the Nvidia’s Tegra 3 found on many devices and Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad a run for their money and now Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon S4 Pro which is a Quad-Core chipset which means four Krait cores and yeah you guessed that right, double of what we get on the Snapdragon S4.

The folks at Engadget got hold of the Qualcomm’s Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) MDP (Mobile Developer Platform) and managed to run several benchmarks on it and as expected it blows away the current competition out of the water.

The S4 Pro chipset we are talking about is the APQ8064 – with a quad-core Krait processor and Adreno 320 GPU.

You can check out the benchmarks below which show how easily Qualcomm’s Quad-Core SoC beats the competition:

S4 Pro MDP (APQ8064) Nexus 7 (Tegra 3) Galaxy S III (Exynos 4412) One X (Tegra 3) Galaxy S III (AT&T, MSM8960) One X (AT&T, MSM8960)
Quadrant 7,698 3,501 4,454 4,906 5,084 4,784
Vellamo 2,538 1,650 1,751 1,617 2,153 2,259
AnTuTu 13,826 8,995 11,960 11,030 6,713 6,956
SunSpider 0.9.1 (ms) 1,227 1,785 1,460 1,773 1,926 1,453
GLBenchmark Egypt Offscreen (fps) 132 63 99 63 54 56
CF-Bench 18,219 11,807 13,110 13,233 9,439 9,479
SunSpider: lower scores are better

We can easily make out that if offers double the performance of a dual-core Krait CPU according to CF-Bench. The SunSpider results also show major improvements over the likes of Tegra 3 and the Exynos 4. Javascript is known to be not being multi-core friendly.

Adreno 320 GPU shows double the performance of what we had in Adreno 225 and with stats nearing that of the Apple iPad, we can surely expect some great apps and high quality games on Android and not surprisingly it easily beats the Tegra 3’s GeForce GPU while the Mali 400 GPU comes close but was still 33 fps behind.

We expect the S4 to make its way to Tablets later this year but on smartphones not until next year considering most Android OEMs have already launched their flagships. This chipset is certainly a monster and it destroys the competition. We can’t wait to test a S4 Pro based device in the future.