With NVIDIA Tegra 3 just around the corner in the Asus Transformer Prime, Qualcomm has to do something before NVIDIA takes over the market and people start asking, “What is a Qualcomm?” Well, Qualcomm has an answer and the answer is the Padfone from Asus. So, Asus will have the first NVIDIA Tegra 3 tablet, and first Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 phone.
The Padfone was originally rumored to be a Tegra 3 device but now that has changed. It is gong to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon s4 dual-core Krait chip. While the Tegra 3 has 2 more cores than the Krait, the Krait is suppose to be faster and use less power. This all makes sense because the Padfone comes in February and so does the Snapragon s4.
Will NVIDIA take over the tablet spectrum and Qualcomm take over the mobile phone spectrum. Looks like we will see a clash of the chips in the upcoming future. But, if there is one winner in this clash of the chips it is Asus who will be the first to feature both of them.