We managed to have a little powow with Qualcomm execs the other day and one of the things that we were able to talk about was their upcoming S4 SoC offering. So what’s new with S4? Well, for one the new processors will now use a 28mm manufacturing process, up from 45mm. The new processors also boast lower power consumption and better thermal performance, and will boast asynchronous dual-core clock speeds of 1.5GHz to 2.5GHz. Unfortunately, the soonest we’ll see the processors will be early 2012, but Qualcomm assured us that samples have already been sent to manufacturers for testing. If you want to read the nitty gritty of the whole thing, you can peruse the whitepaper that Qualcomm released in the source link below.