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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: 4421; 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: 2541; 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: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Exactly 100% on the mark

posted on 11 May 2015, 10:00

45. medicci37 (Posts: 1276; 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: 346; 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: 997; 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: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Adreno 532=fake

posted on 11 May 2015, 01:57 1

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 997; 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: 997; 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: 997; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I liked how TI did theirs. RIP.

posted on 11 May 2015, 01:57 1

5. Phonedingo (Posts: 392; 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: 204; 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?

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:02

7. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Maybe this is the 820?

posted on 11 May 2015, 04:55

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


No 820 is octa core with 14nm manufacturing.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:09

8. TechNerd (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Following in mediateks footsteps.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:13 1

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


HEAT ISSUEEEE .... LOL !! What for those 10 cores. In a limitied function 'tool'.
4 cores does more than enough >.

posted on 11 May 2015, 05:07

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


People who doesn't know anything about cores should only care with result ..there is benchmark!
Samsung exynos can do way more than qualcomm's 4 core ironically QC's 8 cores is beaten by their own 4 cores in real world performance.

posted on 11 May 2015, 07:22

41. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Medtxa you need to learn to not bring such thing up.
Did you know Samsung as a long track of failled SOC?
Not because Quallcom slip the ball one time thats its the end of the world.

Finally by example second batch of the SD 810 do not have any issue and is about as good as the exynos beside the GPU thats destroy the one in the Exynos.

Anyway fanboy..

posted on 11 May 2015, 09:59

44. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope even the 5433 was a good soc, the soc that was bad was there 1st 8 core setup, hm, somewhat like qc and then ver of the same setup as they moved them to mid range in most cases but from 5433 that been the best, also in most cases Samsung have downgraded them to keep them as crap as the sd, even the 5433 is lowered to sd so not to offer a big range of better cpu

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:15 1

12. kryme (Posts: 355; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


really 10 cores??? and iphone runs smooth on 2 cores... i think they should try to master quad core first before moving on
....

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:21

15. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


iOS is smooth os,, while android is a laggy, so lagdroid might benefit from 10cores.

besides, gullible fandroids want another gimmick...for bragging! haha!

posted on 11 May 2015, 11:00 1

49. tedkord (Posts: 11614; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


How are your able to communicate with us from 2009?

posted on 11 May 2015, 10:59 1

48. tedkord (Posts: 11614; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Two HUGE cores. Powering a non multitasking OS.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:19

13. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


10cores?/ for what!! haha! anything the 10cores can do that even a single core can't?

oh! its a good news for gullible fandroids.. fandroids want a new gimmick for bragging. haha!

forget the effect on battery.,,as long as it has multicores! haha!

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:20

14. kamejoko (Posts: 203; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


qualcomm learn from mediatek.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:29

17. Chuck007 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Oh, nice to know they are getting into the toaster oven market.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:44 1

18. CAMBODIANPATRIOT (banned) (Posts: 226; Member since: 10 May 2015)


There will never be enough requirement for Android. Laggy OS gonna lag as always.
LOL Android fans

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:11 6

26. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


I found the IDIOT! living under the big stone.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:47 1

33. CAMBODIANPATRIOT (banned) (Posts: 226; Member since: 10 May 2015)


Uncivilized Androider with violent remark is an embarrassment to the universe. The cause of aliens rejecting to meet people.

posted on 11 May 2015, 07:16

40. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


your brain is laggy

posted on 11 May 2015, 07:25

42. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


ios lag hard on my clients iphone 5 and 5S and i wont start with the 4S... so sorry dude its lag as much if not more on your side of the fence.

posted on 11 May 2015, 11:01

50. tedkord (Posts: 11614; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Tardin' hard. Good for you!

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:47 1

19. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I'm pretty sure this is not true but who knows.

And also, the comments above are trying to start up a flame wars. Let it begin.

posted on 11 May 2015, 02:48

20. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


as least is makes a little more sense than MTK 4xA53 + 4xA57 + 2xA72 .. still those 2xA53 are just unnecessary ,

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:03 1

23. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I'm guessing this is fake but what happened to improving microarchitectures and cutting down on die space, Qualcomm? Skipping 20nm planar is unlikely but would be appreciated.

posted on 11 May 2015, 03:55

35. ZeeNasir (Posts: 103; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


I remember that qualcomm ad in which they were teasing mediatek for 8 cores. Now QC is adding more cores :) This is called market pressure

posted on 11 May 2015, 10:18

47. jove39 (Posts: 1856; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


MediaTek started bulls**t trend of 10 cpu core soc...which Qualcomm had to follow...they have to offer similar/competitive product...It's a shame that stupid folks like MediaTek's are able to influence Qualcomm.

I wish qualcomm had stuck with their quad core designs.

posted on 11 May 2015, 11:16

51. shimanto1123 (Posts: 100; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


This is ridiculous,
Though I am not an expert, I think an android smartphone with a dual A72 core / Quad A72 core will be more appealing than this confusing deca core combination ....

Just anyone plz tell me, how do we use all those 10 cores simultaneously in a phone? We are not even playing Unity/Crysis 3 in our phone ....

posted on 11 May 2015, 13:31

54. lakki369 (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Apr 2015)


I don't know about what can we do with 10 cores on a Mobile CPU but i can clearly say that Qualcomm has lost its wow factor now a days. They are just copying ARM cores, tweaking them and calling it a day. They are not gonna be in the lime light for long time if they continue this attitude.

posted on 11 May 2015, 15:37

56. miket1737 (Posts: 2541; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


if this is real, i really wonder what is going on over there at QC headquarters, who is making these awful decisions?

posted on 11 May 2015, 16:45

58. cornel222 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


tired counting cores any more ....4 are enough ...even with 20 cores after 1 year the phone will start to lag so u get a new 30 cores one ...first of all the phone builders should deliver theyr phones with less garbage instaled on them .....google does a great job with android and manufacturers should let it be as it is with just some minor tweaks here and there to represent theyr brand

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