first_imgUnannounced smartphones get leaked in all kinds of ways. For the slick Asus Padfone — the Android smartphone that can dock in a 10.1-inch tablet — it’s a benchmark site that has spilled the beans.A quick trip to the system information tab reveals that the Padfone a community user was benchmarking utilizes Qualcomm’s hot new Snapdragon S4 processor (MSM8960). It’s worth noting that the maximum and minimum clock speeds shown in the database are wide of the goalposts — the Padfone being tested was either intentionally kneecapped or these are just bogus numbers. The Snapdragon S4 supports clock speeds of 1.5 to 2.5GHz, according to Qualcomm’s official announcement.It’s also manufactured using a 28nm die, which is a substantial reduction from the Snapdragon S3’s 45nm. While shrinkage is a problem for George Costanza, it’s a good thing for the Padfone. It should make this a very fast and energy-efficient device. Qualcomm has reported a reduction in power consumption of 25-40% over its previous chips and “unmatched” performance — about 1.6 times that of the Scorpion chips. The S4 platform also includes an Adreno 225 GPU, which is nearly 50% faster than the Adreno 200.Since the Padfone utilizes the MSM8960 platform, this could also mean that it will ship with quad-core muslce. The S4 can be shipped in single, dual, and quad-core configurations. With the Padfone acting as both a phone and a tablet, it’d certainly make sense for Asus to make it competitive with the Tegra 3 tablets that are starting to come to market.More at Liliputing and GL Benchmarklast_img read more