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Revised Snapdragon 810 boasts performance and thermal improvements in Xiaomi Mi Note Pro benchmarks

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Revised Snapdragon 810 boasts performance and thermal improvements in Xiaomi Mi Note Pro benchmarks
It looks like a new twist to the Snapdragon 810's troubled story is about to form, leading to a happier outcome for Qualcomm's short-tempered SoC. Apparently, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, which the Chinese vendor announced in January and launched in China today, has been outfitted with a revised version of the SoC and better heat dissipation system. Thus, the Mi Note Pro exhibits much better performance and thermal management than what we've seen from other Snapdragon 810-powered smartphones.

Being referred to as the Snapdragon 810 v2.1, the chip scores an impressive 63,424 points in the AnTuTu benchmark, which is well above what the SD810-powered HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2 achieved. It is also in the 60,000+ points ballpark of Samsung's Exynos 7420 SoC powering the GS6 & GS6 edge. The revised Snapdragon 810's result is impressive, considering it has to power a Quad-HD resolution smartphone. It scored higher than the One M9 and G Flex 2, despite their 1080p screens and the lesser pixel pushing involved. The performance increase is most likely attributed to better clock speed and thermal management - the chipset doesn't throttle so aggressively and gets to show more of its full potential. 

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun claims the company sent 20 of its research and development engineers to Qualcomm's HQ, with employees on both sides spending "a lot of energy" to improve the Snapdragon 810. He also showed how the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro keeps a reasonable operating temperature of just 36.3 degrees Celsius (97.3 F) in 20 minutes of gaming. This, however, is achieved with a more efficient heat dissipation system, developed specifically for the Mi Note Pro. The smartphone packs four graphite cooling fins, one of them being double-layered.

The Mi Note Pro is the Chinese smartphone maker's flagship product this year. In addition to top-shelf Qualcomm silicon, it offers a 5.7-inch 2K display, 4GB of LPPDR4 RAM, dedicated audio amplifiers, a 13MP camera, and a 3090mAh battery. The superphone launched in China today, carrying a $483 price tag - a bargain by universal standards, but surprisingly expensive for Xiaomi. Then again, the price is justified, considering what this beast offers to power users.


source: Weibo , G For Games , MIUI

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posted on 06 May 2015, 06:11 2

1. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 594; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Nice.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:27 12

9. kabiluddin (Posts: 195; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Yep, I'm glad that Qualcomm finally improve their SD810 heat issue just like their SD 615 Chipset. Hoping for a third gen SD810 for October time based flagship phones.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:34 2

13. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


The phone i was waiting for, since 15th January. Excellent piece of hardware and design combined......

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:00 1

18. j2001m (Posts: 2974; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sorry I smell crap the phone is very big with a good design and as noted with the dev phone no problems, so it's not going to be a big deal unlike the other phones with the 810

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:14

2. dlsnhuff (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Hmmmhh

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:16 11

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


We know that chinese OEMs love Antutu and 'optimise' their phones for it.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:25 19

8. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


bla bla bla. If it was samsung it would be a different story

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:50 6

16. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Yeah it would be. Everyone would be bashing them for years. But seems like nobody cares about Xiaomi.

posted on 06 May 2015, 08:13 3

26. marorun (Posts: 3911; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Right only the third most sales of smartphone last year everyone dont care about them... sure.

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:59 2

25. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Not would, but is a different story 69-70k :).

posted on 06 May 2015, 08:21

28. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


You nailed it bro! +1

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:29 13

11. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


nope they didnt optimise phone for benchmark but actually used 5 layers of graphite for cooling purposes and actually the heating of soc is not solved xaiomi has just found a way to cool it and they have also applied for 5 patents with regards to the cooling design

posted on 07 May 2015, 02:02

36. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


yeah cooling it just make it more power hungry soc. see battery life.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:49 4

15. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


the s6 still beats the mi note pro with a 69k antutu score

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:02 3

19. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


yup and no way xaiomi can have a camera even cliser to s6

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:04 4

21. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


IKR the camera on the s6 is a beast.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:18 5

4. Mimas (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


This would make the LG G4 a lot less underwhelming too.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:18 4

5. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Finally they did sth about this SD 810 poor LG that goes with SD 808 while it could use the renewed 810 version.

And a nice phone is it available world wide or just China?

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:54

17. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Mostly likely just the markets that they are currently selling in.

posted on 06 May 2015, 16:07

30. Canaan (Posts: 335; Member since: 25 May 2014)


The 810 has such bad rep that another major manufacturer has opted for the 808. The Moto X 2015 will come with the 808 and 4 GB of RAM according to a pocketnow article.

posted on 06 May 2015, 23:29 1

34. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The moto x 1st gen used a special dual core only version of the S4 pro along with the adreno in the SD600 so I am guessing the sd808 is going to be special ordered as well.

Should be interesting if they can make it a great chipset or not.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:20 1

6. vuyonc (Posts: 1021; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Battery life though?

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:23 1

7. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 434; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


looks like qualcomm is going to make a move from samsung to xiaomi

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:29 2

10. vuyonc (Posts: 1021; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


GSMArena says the phone was fitted with a new "thermal distribution system" I.e. The physical SoC wasn't actually changed.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:33

12. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 434; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


i think that campaines have learned a hard lesson after SD810 failure ( except samsung) many companies like htc,sony and LG is now suffering from bad sales because of qualcomms falilure SD810 and although i doubt it will work that good with note pro cuz untill today no company used SD810 with QHD xiaomi will the first company to do so we will see.

posted on 06 May 2015, 08:15 1

27. Cyberchum (Posts: 677; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If you think that regular buyers know about the SoC's thermal issues, think again. And over 80% of buyers are regular users who don't feed on news updates like you and i. I don't know about LG suffering, but Sony and HTC suffering has more to do with their public presence and perception than choice of chipset.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:58

37. G9-Kokos (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


They might not knowing the problems of SD810 but regular buyers surely knows that their new, VERY expensive, phone is like a mini nuclear reactor when they play candy crash.

And they are disappointed and return their phones.

So dont underestimate the intelligence of every1 that doesnt follow all the tech news. If the phone doesnt meet their goals or have problems "regular buyers" will just discard it.

Even more that tech guys that might try to root and tweak it to solve the problems.

posted on 06 May 2015, 06:35 1

14. gaming64 (unregistered)


Good move, Xiaomi

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:03 1

20. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I wonder what that geekbench score look like though. and we all know that the gpu in the 810 is the real beast not the cpu if the s6 had a gpu as powerful as the adreno 430 it would get a 70k+ antutu score no problem. but hey its good to know that phones using the 810 v2.1 wont suck. hopefully sony uses the new 810 in their globle flagship.

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:24

22. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I kind of find this hard to believe....

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