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Snapdragon 818 SoC with deca-core CPU being prepped by Qualcomm?

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Snapdragon 818 SoC's rumored specs leak

Snapdragon 818 SoC's rumored specs leak


Last week, we told you about MediaTek's MT6797 SoC. This is part of the chipmaker's Helio X20 series, and features a deca-core CPU. The ten cores are set up with four ARM 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, four 2GHz ARM Cortex-A57 cores and two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores. We did point out that the MT6797 has support for 993MHz LPDDR3 RAM and LTE Cat-6. This is behind Qualcomm and Samsung's support for 1600MHz LPDDR4 RAM and Qualcomm's support for LTE Cat-9.

Monday morning, some information leaked about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 818 SoC, which also will feature a deca-core CPU. This chip offers four low power cores (1.2GHz Cortex-A53), two mid-range cores (1.6GHz Cortex-A53) and four high-power cores (2.0GHz-Cortex A72). The Snapdragon 818 chipset is said to come with the Adreno 532 GPU and supports LPDDR4 RAM. It is built to handle LTE Cat-10 speeds and is produced using the 20nm process.

We would take this with a grain of salt until Qualcomm makes its first deca-core chip official. At that time, we should have a better idea when we might expect to see it under the hood of a new smartphone.

Thanks for the tip!

source: STJSGadgets

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posted on 11 May 2015, 01:42 5

1. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


10 cores on 20nm? Wow. Just WOW.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:09 25

9. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Please fix your 810 first :p

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:15 5

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


THEY DID ALREADY

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:49 15

21. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Ah right. Is the one in G4? :p

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:57

22. LifeSucks (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


In reply to article: 'This is part of the chipmaker's Helio X20 series, and features a deca-core CPU. The ten cores are set up with four ARM 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, four ""2GHz ARM Cortex-A57"" cores and two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores.'

It's four 2 GHz Cortex-A53 cores.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:09 3

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


no it's this one
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Revised-Snapdragon-810-boasts-performance-and-thermal-improvements-in-Xiaomi-Mi-Note-Pro-benchmarks_id69011

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:43 8

32. vincelongman (Posts: 4569; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Apparently Xiaomi have a new graphite heatsink
I want to see more phones with the "new" 810 first before jumping to conclusions

posted on 11 May 2015, 15:34

55. miket1737 (Posts: 2967; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


all that shows and tells me is that Xiaomi has made a state of the art, innovative smartphone heat dissapation system for the overheating S810, in which basically xiaomi takes all the credit here

posted on 11 May 2015, 16:19

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


thats true but they did solve the problem and now the 810 isnt a bad soc at all if you believe the benchmarks.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:57 2

36. Max_Boost (Posts: 101; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


The one in G4 is a 808, not a 810. LAWLZ

posted on 11 May 2015, 04:59 12

38. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


You really didn't get that SARCASM like Sheldon haha

posted on 11 May 2015, 07:53 3

43. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Throttling performance so much so that it barely beats the 801 isn't what I call fixing the problem. Lets be honest SD810 is nothing but a disaster and simply not fit for purpose.

posted on 11 May 2015, 11:49

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


They didn't just throttle it see post 25

posted on 11 May 2015, 17:44

59. cheetah2k (Posts: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Exactly 100% on the mark

posted on 11 May 2015, 10:00

45. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Throttling isn't the same as fixing

posted on 11 May 2015, 11:49

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


They didn't just throttle it see post 25

posted on 11 May 2015, 10:09

46. waddup121 (unregistered)


ohhhh......JESUS

posted on 11 May 2015, 01:50 5

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That's false rumor, just like the 815. Qualcomm has made the 820 official along with the other A72 powered chips like 618 and 620.

If there was a chip like this, they would have confirmed that already.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:22 4

16. amasog (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


is there a so called true rumor? LOL!

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:30 4

30. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Did you really laugh out loud? I'm skeptical.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:50

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


815 was not a rumor it just don't hit the market as may 818 never does.

posted on 11 May 2015, 01:55 6

3. josephnero (Posts: 558; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Adreno 532=fake

posted on 11 May 2015, 01:57 1

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


This seems a bit... much. If this really is the most efficient way to do it then awesome but you'd think that just 2 low, 2 mid and 2 high power cores would do it. The XX8 SOCs are supposed to prioritize power efficiency right? Or is that the XX5 SOCs?

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:06

24. LifeSucks (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Hmm. That is a very interesting combination. But with Samsung and LG (later down the line) no longer using Snapdragon chips they have no choice but to stoop to the same level as Mediatek.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:26

29. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Which is a shame. They're just taking a page out of AMDs book. Instead of working on their efficiency and IPC, they just throw more cores onto the chip. Qualcomm is definitely no underdog so I don't see why they don't just put their giant bank account to good use and R&D a better core. They do a little bit of custom work on the ARM processors but not enough. If Samsungs Mongoose cores gains more ground than just an S7 variant they're going to be in trouble. The Exynos 7420 is a beast.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:11

27. LifeSucks (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


"The XX8 SOCs are supposed to prioritize power efficiency right? Or is that the XX5 SOCs?"

There is no way for us to tell. Qualcomm's naming scheme is stupid.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:18

28. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I liked how TI did theirs. RIP.

posted on 11 May 2015, 01:57 1

5. Phonedingo (Posts: 393; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Hopefully this means that I'll be able to play Temple Run at 4K resolution.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:34

31. peace247 (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


INTEL please do not follow this core war....!!!
I think ur the future for our smartphone.....

posted on 11 May 2015, 01:59 1

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Arrangement of 4 High Power A72 cores and 2 Mid Power Cores is better than MTK.
But Still 20nm?

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