Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 going into mass production in late May
posted by Victor H. / Apr 26, 2013, 2:47 AM
Qualcomm did not specify which exact devices will feature it, but of course it’s likely that we will see the chip in high-end devices.
The Snapdragon 800 is the next step of the evolution of Qualcomm’s chips, an improvement over the Snapdragon 600 that is now part of the best performing devices on the market today. The HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Optimus G Pro all use the Snapdragon 600 with its Krait 300 processor.
In Snapdragon 800, we have a pretty dramatic bump up in performance. The chip features a quad-core Krait 400 processor clocked at up to 2.3GHz. The new Krait 400 processor comes with enhanced memory interface, with 2x32 LPDDR3 memory interface, lower latency to the main memory and quicker L2 cache.
It also features the new Adreno 330 GPU bringing a nearly 50% improvement in graphics performance over Adreno 320, and nearly doubling compute performance.
It support 4K HD video capture and playback at 30fps. It also supports cameras of up to 55 megapixels.
The new chip will be manufactured using 28nm HPm, which is the High-K + Metal Gate process, with optimized power output at maximum loads. This is a departure from the standard 28nm LP manufacturing process used until now.
SAMSUNG should seriously consider this chip in their upcoming Note 3
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 2:59 AM 23
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I guess they do, for us/uk version note3 sammy might add snap800....
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 4:36 AM 5
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The Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 2.4ghz will be even better in my mind. The Galaxy Note 3 must arrive with Samsung's own processor but I wouldn't object to the Snapdragon 800 if I can see performance proof.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 5:28 AM 5
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Hey, the Octa trumps Krait 300 even with 300mhz lower clock speed. So if Note 3 ups that clock to 2Ghz, it could be on par even with 2.3Ghz Krait 400. And we're yet to see about snapdragon 800' power consumption. I'm also holding back for the Note 3, but not for the snapdragon 800. Octa at 2Ghz is just fine
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 7:06 AM 5
I don't understand why they're hating on you, Rich. I completely agree. Since the Exynos 5 clocked at 1.6Ghz performs better than the 600 at 1.9Ghz, I have to imagine that the 800 would not be able to outperform a higher clocked version. Considering that, I would also prefer the Exynos, although I wouldn't mind the 800 either. They'll both be able to handle anything thrown at them for years to come.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 9:06 AM 2
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It could potentially, but let's not forget that the Exynos Octa at 1.6 Ghz isn't scoring THAT much more in benchmarks than the S600 at 1.9. I'm assuming the Krait 400 is gonna be significantly better than the Krait 300 in the S600, and also clocked at 2.3 Ghz. I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the S800. We don't know how the new Krait cores perform yet.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 9:24 AM 4
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The next coming phone that support 4K HD video capture and playback at 30fps will be mine. So I am still wishing that the note 3 will support this 4k feature or I will be moving forward to the one that do. please do so samy in the note 3.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 2:37 PM 0
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it's just amazing. 600 version seems snappiest ever, but 800 blows it away.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 3:49 AM 11
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It's crazy I haven't got my s4 and I start feeling its old :) I don't think I ever will even max the s3 but all these sweet news make want the next best thing. Crazy but that's how it goes when you are a gadget freak :)
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 3:55 AM 12
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Supports up to 55MP. Sounds like something designed for a Lumia EOS. More like, i think Nokia is the only one who will make good use of this support. But i expect to see this Snapdragon 800 in the Note 3 as well.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 4:30 AM 11
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This is exactly why I am more than happy with my Galaxy Note 2 today. Buying a device towards the end of the year will be far better than anything that comes out January thru June.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 5:31 AM 7
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As a Note 2 owner I agree as well. Samsung will have plenty of time to include Key Lime Pie and this beast of a processor. Plus I don't have an upgrade till late August so I'm forced to wait/watch anyway. If the S4 does not do better than HTC or even the S3 I expect Samsung will make up for it in the Note 3.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 7:17 AM 3
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Agreed! I have no intent on upgrading from the Note II until the Note IV if not Note V comes out. The reason behind me waiting is because the Note II is plenty fast with virtually no hiccups for everyday use. Nowadays, high end phones are so impressive that benchmarks are no longer important for those concerned with everyday usage performance. I'm so impressed with the Note II that I'm not even looking at the Note III because the improvements are going to be trivial at best over the Note II.
posted on Apr 26, 2013, 1:45 PM 0
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