6 upcoming Snapdragon 810 smartphones from LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, Sony, Oppo, and Microsoft

6 upcoming Snapdragon 810 smartphones from LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, Sony, Oppo, and Microsoft
Following its promising last year announcement, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which is expected to drive almost all high-end global smartphones this year, had a slew of unprecedented bad PR. Amidst rumoured overheating issues and memory controller instability, the racket concluded on a sour note, with "a large customer" ultimately ditching the 64-bit behemoth for its upcoming flagship device. In all likeness, this customer is Samsung, and the flagship device in question is the Galaxy S6, which is to be powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 - a cutting-edge octa-core SoC made on a 14-nm process.

In addition to the considerable financial toll - Qualcomm actually lowered its outlook for the second half of fiscal 2015 - Samsung's move didn't do the Snapdragon 810's troubled image any favor. In fact, it could have significant impact on the company's future business opportunities, not to mention that Samsung will become its de-facto rival if it continues down the "do-it-yourself" road. Thankfully, Qualcomm got the PR crisis under control. It called up six of its famous, influential buddies that picked up the SD810 for their upcoming products, and asked them to say some nice things about it! Should you trust them? Well, if the SD 810 overheated that badly, in the end, no major vendor would have bothered using it, we reckon. Remember the Tegra 4? Sorry, Nvidia - we love you, but we had a great laugh at your expense.

Genuine "Snapdragon 810, how we love thee" niceties aside, the statements from LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, Sony, Oppo, and Microsoft (where in the world is HTC?) contain dead giveaways about their upcoming smartphones powered by Qualcomm's finest! What we're going to do here is present to you each company's statements, followed by some of our own intel on what SD 810 device each company might be working on as we speak.


source: Qualcomm

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50 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sd810 is for peasant lords. Cool kids go with the 14nm in 2015.

19. usermaxthon

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Says samsungs stupid fan.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

How do you know he's not a Apple fan? Apple's A9, A9X, A9XX (iPad Plus?), are most likely also going 14 nm

35. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Oh, I see Qualcomm fanboys are in a bad mood :D

36. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

such madness against fanboys xD i know 14nm seems good but more high end companys simply use SD810... would love a 14nm sd but yet i think they will come early 2016 (also i think exynos overall might over better performance in 2015 then sd)

40. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

The statements of these oems means nothing. It's not like they have any other real choices right now but to go with the 810. Also by the time a lot of these phones come out it won't be long before the 820 is out. Unless Qualcomm decides to delay the 820

43. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It all win for Samsung, it's clear the 7420 kills the 810 in benchmarks, so if users do not like the looks or the software or hardware it's not as easy as last year to move to other phone, 1:no apps will support the 810 over the 7420, no joke with Samsung moving to there own cpu the support will all go to the 7420 for games over night 2:if Samsung only make small changes to the hardware look and no changes to the software but remove the none needed apps, it will not lag like before due to the faster ram speed and the 64 bit support and that Samsung as setup there cpu not to lag when it changes cores unlike the 810. so the phone will make all others looks slow, may be why they have been reports of the fast software, may just be the hardware being used 3: the screen, nothing going to come close to this bad boy,, all the oled problems have been removed on Samsung note4 screen even the edge as a better screen then the iPhone. I think I can go on, but if they do a new design they will have a bigger killer

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Six more in a bucket could probably BBQ a burger.

3. jesusnexo unregistered

i dont want any more 5"5 inch phones :c

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Don't worry, Sony has got you covered with the Z4 Compact.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That will use either a 805 or 810 processor. :( Exynos 7 > S810

22. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Just because samsung says that...

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Do research. Only thing 810 has over 7420 is slightly better GPU according to benchmarks. Superior audio goes to Exynos hands down.

23. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Smurf pls

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Dog pls

37. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

gotta agree with smurf, exynos 7 is prop better (exnos got my attention since the meizu mx4 pro came with exnos 5 and performed extremly good)

48. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Like everybody using phone for daily use would bother to know the difference between 805 & 810. Z3 Compact is already fast so it doesn't matter if they use 805 for the next compact, only improve the ram, internal storage and battery life from 2 days to 4.

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Would be funny if HTC decided to go for Mediatek MT6795 on their One M9 and M9 Plus lol.

33. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

how about nvidia?

49. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I wish they could go with nvidia but it's to power-hungry. Would be awesome if nvidia had a 14nm version of their new chip that they could underclock for smartphones

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Lumia 1030 is coming, get ready for the next level in smartphone's photography....

9. adecvat

Posts: 652; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

In September, lol. There will be Note 5 on S820 already.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Next year MS has to go back to paying OEM to make a handset if they still don't want to. This is the last year of riding on a once giant OEM shoulders. They best pray, or pay.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Sorry, but nothing else comes close to Lumia's image quality....

50. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Agreed. No one comes close to Nokia because they are already far ahead then Lumia nowadays.

14. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Do you really think S820 will come in September....this year? HA There's a higher chance that Note 5 will be Exynos only. (ノ>▽<。)ノ

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's scheduled to release H2 so yes.

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung will have a new cpu by then with its own gpu, and if it kills the sd they will not use the sd at sll

7. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

An xperia z4 with 1080p display please :)

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They'll use a 810 with Quad HD and say "We opted for Quad HD resolution to demonstrate the strength and efficency of the Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip." You heard it here first. Sony is predictable.

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