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Qualcomm shows us a mysterious Snapdragon 800 smartphone that will be announced at CES 2015

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Qualcomm shows us a mysterious Snapdragon 800 smartphone that will be announced at CES 2015
With CES 2015 kicking off next week, manufacturers are probably more than ready to show us their latest devices. And it’s not just smartphone makers who are eager to announce new products. Chipmaker Qualcomm is equally excited about CES 2015, and today provided the first look at a Snapdragon 800-powered handset that’s going to be unveiled at the show.

To be honest, we were expecting Qualcomm to tease a Snapdragon 810 handset. With a Snapdragon 800 processor inside, the handset that Qualcomm is partially showing can’t be a flagship - so its highlights will most likely not include the latest high-end specs. From the looks of it, the smartphone could be made by LG - since it features buttons on the rear shell.

One of the handsets that LG is expected to announce at CES 2015 is the G Flex 2, but it remains to be seen if this is it. It’s said that the G Flex 2 will be smaller than the original model, which sports a 6-inch display, though it should still have a curvy design, flexible display, and a self-healing back cover.

What do you think, is this a new LG smartphone that Qualcomm is teasing, or something else?

Qualcomm shows us a mysterious Snapdragon 800 smartphone that will be announced at CES 2015

source: Qualcomm (Twitter)

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posted on 29 Dec 2014, 21:23 6

1. theguy2345 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


They are teasing all phones with a snapdragon are going to have a hole in the shell, right where the processor is ;)

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 03:27

20. zhiae (unregistered)


asus new phone

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 21:48 4

2. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Snapdragon 800 can still deliver good performance. Aside from the 64-bit architecture, built in Shazam app and the overrated Dolby Atmos from the 810, its only the difference. Both have 4k, USB 3.0, LTE.
Adreno GPUs in 810 have small increments over 800, clockrates, fillrates, GFLOPS. Both 330 and 430 has the same shaders.
In short S810 isn't a monumental leap from S800.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 22:05

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


The question would be what can be considered a monumental leap? Any in the pipe line?

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 23:12

8. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


How about a 'clasic' Snapdragon S4? Is it still good for a phone in 2015?

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 23:27

9. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


S4 Pro in Nexus 4 an Nexus 7(13).
You be the judge.
It still rocks along.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 23:35

10. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Sorry, wrong question....
It should be...
How about a (bb) 'clasic' Snapdragon S4? Is it still good for a (BRAND NEW) phone (RELEASED) in 2015?

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 00:08

11. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


My Nexus 7 2013 still rocks.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 01:26

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


2015 might be the year of Intel Cherry Trail.

Dual OS; Window 10 with Android 5.1 running as VM on top.

Wouldn't that be fun!

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 01:46

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


For people that is thinking of getting the Nexus 9, read!

Look like Google/HTC is hitting another bump.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nexus-9-problems/

And Maleficum comment, I wonder how true?

http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-9953.php

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 00:09 1

12. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Adreno 430 is going to murder adreno 330. Adreno 430 has about a 80% improvement in performance up from adreno 330. Adreno 430 has 288 ALUs while adreno 330 has 128. Adreno 330 has a pixel fillrate of about 4.7 GB/s while adreno 430 has a pixel fillrate of about 7.2 GB/s. Clocked at 578 mhz adreno 330 has about 166 gflops while clocked at 500 mhz adreno 430 has about 324 gflops.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 03:26 3

19. duartix (Posts: 275; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Sure, but what's the point?
Playing Angry Birds twice as fast?

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 05:01 1

22. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Even apps today doesnt harness the full power of S800, what more of the S810?
Those improvements equates to a mere milliseconds if fast is what you're after.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 05:27

23. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


the only thing that make me want the S810 is because it was made with 20 nm instead of 28nm.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 10:06 2

24. GTNavy (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Oct 2014)


I keep telling people this! Today's apps harness the full power of the Snapdragon S4. If they made an app that took advantage of the SD 800's full power you would see PS3/Xbox 360 level games. Smartphone manufacturers put all of these high specs in phones for marketing reasons. Most people will switch to the "Next Big Thing" without taking advantage of their current devices full capabilities. For example: swapping out a GS5 for a GS6.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 21:54

3. maddy996 (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Is it G Flex 2

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 22:13

5. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


its LG for sure. Maybe LG G pro 3...

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 23:00

6. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


I guess I have to wait a whole year just to upgrade from my sd600 powered phone.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 23:11 1

7. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Relax, your SD600 powered phone is still great. Some (struggling brand) smartphone just able to catch up and release the 'clasic' SD4 a couple days back.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 04:03

21. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


That's true. That's why I'm not in a hurry to upgrade. But if sd810 is ground breaking then I might think of upgrading. Or else would wait another year to see how 64bit chipset transform in 2016 ;)

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 00:47 2

13. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Huh, sounds weird with a new phone using the normal Snapdragon 800. Hopefully they meant 800-series and SD810. Unless it's extremely cheap.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 01:34

15. Suo.Eno (Posts: 475; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Tell you what if they pull a crazy and say that they'll do a limited 100k units for 200 and down as a SD800 last hurrah I'm game :)

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 14:37

25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3704; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I think that's what they meant.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 15:51

26. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


LG G PRO 3. THE BACK BUTTONS ARE SQUARED AND THERE IS NO VISIBLE CURVE IN THE PROMO.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 20:06

27. etotherescue (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Based on the rear buttons........yes its an LG

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