Handsets running under them will arrive only next year
The latest flagship smartphones unveiled this year will arrive on the market with Snapdragon 801 processors from Qualcomm, though it seems that it won’t be too long before even more powerful handsets are released, featuring the company’s next-gen mobile processors.Today, the chipmaker confirmed the upcoming availability of Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors, both set to make it inside the upcoming series of high-end, flagship mobile devices.
The new chipsets are announced as part of the Snapdragon 800 family, while being aimed at delivering “the ultimate connected mobile computing experiences in video, imaging and graphics.”
The company also notes that the new processors are built on Qualcomm Technologies' highest performing platform to date, and that they come to the market with 64-bit and LTE technologies packed inside, great for premium mobile computing devices.
Moreover, the chipmaker adds that the new Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors will enable an exceptional overall user experience, courtesy of seamless connectivity, as well as leading power efficiency.
The new chipsets were designed with Qualcomm Technologies' 4th Generation Cat 6 LTE Advanced multimode packed inside, with support for the Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution and for 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation (thus supporting data rates of up to 300 Mbps).
Moreover, the two processors were built using the 20nm technology node, with Cat 6 LTE capabilities and 64-bit technology, complemented by low power consumption for an excellent premium experience.
The Snapdragon 810 CPU will support rich native 4K Ultra HD interface and video, as well as the Qualcomm Adreno 430 graphics processing unit inside, which was designed specifically for 4K screens.
The processor was designed with 64-bit quad core ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs and Cortex-A53 CPUs inside, as well as with the new ARMv8-A ISA, which can deliver improved instruction set efficiency.
The chipset also comes with support for high speed LPDDR4 memory, Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream 802.11ac with multi-user MIMO for increased Wi-Fi efficiency, and support for Bluetooth 4.1, in addition to NFC, USB 3.0, and the Qualcomm IZat location core.
Snapdragon 808, on the other hand, was designed for WQXGA (2560x1600) displays, with Adreno 418 GPU, two ARM Cortex-A57 cores paired with a quad Cortex-A53 CPU, LPDDR3 memory, and support for external 4K display via HDMI1.4.
Qualcomm also announced that the new Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors should start sampling in the second half of the year, and that devices powered by them were expected to arrive on shelves in the first half of the next year.