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Qualcomm reveals that a Microsoft Lumia, Sony and Motorola flagships with Snapdragon 810 are on the way

Qualcomm reveals that a Microsoft Lumia, Sony and Motorola flagships with Snapdragon 810 are on the way
Qualcomm just patted itself on the back yesterday with a press release detailing the Snapdragon 810 chipset adoption in 2015. The presser says that the chip maker's most advanced retail silicon will be in "premium tier" products that are scheduled to launch very soon.

The press release is basically a singing praise from all the companies that have employed Snapdragon 810 in their devices, or, more interestingly, plan to involve it in their future gear. The first two, LG and Xiaomi, we already know, as the G Flex 2, which was the first phone announced with 810, is already on sale in Korea. The Mi Note launch is also imminent, but the next three companies come to confirm for the first time semi-officially that they will be having the sweet chipset in their flagships. Here's what Motorola has to say about it:

"Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm have a long history of cooperating to create amazing mobile experiences," said Rick Osterloh, president, Motorola Mobility. "The Snapdragon 810 processor will enable us to push the boundaries even further so we can continue delighting our customers with devices that give them new choices.

Oppo is prepping a flagship product with the renowned silicon too, it seems, according to its VP Sky Li: “OPPO is committed to delivering to our users the most delightful electronic experience, that is full of surprises through meticulous designs as well as smart technology. We're excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies on our Snapdragon 810-based devices to drive new value in the premium tier for our customers in 2015."

Sony also chimed in, almost confirming the expected chipset specifications for the Xperia Z4 flagship that the rumor mill has been turning for a while. Here are the words of Gen Tsuchikawa, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Sony Mobile:

Whether it’s long-lasting battery life, watching the latest movies or enjoying music in Hi-Res Audio quality, our customers are increasingly demanding more from their Xperia device to deliver the latest content and entertainment experiences. We’re excited about the new capabilities of the Snapdragon 810 processor and are looking forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies as we bring new Xperia products to consumers later this year.

The biggest surprise in Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 press release, however, comes from Microsoft, a certain maker of Lumia handsets which is yet to release a true flagship within its own brand of smartphones, concocted after the purchase of Nokia's handset business. Here's the enigmatic hint doled out by Juha Kokkonen, general manager for portfolio and product management at Microsoft:

Microsoft and Qualcomm’s long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone. We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers.

There you have it - apparently a Microsoft Lumia with Snapdragon 810 is in the works, and, judging from the chipset utilized, it will be a flagship phone, perhaps issued in time for Windows 10, or shortly beforehand. We can't wait for some more info on the matter to trickle down.

source: Qualcomm

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posted on 03 Feb 2015, 02:49 8

1. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)

Why is it such a surprise that a Qualcomm chipset would be used in a Microsoft Lumia phone? Microsoft announced ages ago, when WP first came out, that it would specifically use Qualcomm chips in every Windows Phone.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 03:13 4

3. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Nobody expected them to pick a top of the line SOC. Prior to this they always used previous-gen chips for their flagships.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 08:01 3

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

Not all their flagships. The Snapdragon 800 was top of the line when the Lumia 1520 was announced

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 03:36 1

6. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)

Agreed. MS is looking to release their biggest OS upgrade in a looooong time, and will release a flagship device to tout it; it makes sense that they will go for the best! And it's not like they're going to be the first with this chipset anyway... Sooo hoping this will be the perfect 1020/1520 successor I'm waiting for! B-)

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 10:17

16. j2001m (Posts: 3005; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Sorry but it's a none issue, they can only go with sd808 and sd810 and by the time the new phone comes out the sd810 will be very out dated like normal and not that new, so they not going to go with the 8o8, so all this is not a big deal, please all stop posting

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 11:21

17. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

Oh you know their business plan? Huh, well then please tell us which phone and dates we can expect the 810 to be in a phone. Considering no phone has it right now...in customers hands

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 14:26

19. j2001m (Posts: 3005; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Ms have said there top window phones are out at the same time as windows 10 co es out, now by then them having the sd810 is no big deal, as its in like 6+ months time, so good luck witht that, 1st sd810 phone is the lg flex out in jan,, the best part is if sd busness go down the pan before then with bad reports they may move to Intel or Samsung but they have to recode windows for it as they all use sd

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 02:50 4

2. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

Looking forward for Microsoft's next flagship and it's new camera .

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 03:13

4. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 249; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

Lumia 1030 anyone? :D
Or maybe it's L1530 and then Snapdragon 820 for L1030 :))

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 03:48

8. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

The 820 is now rumored to be a fake leak

I hope it was fake
IMO big.LITTLE Octa > True Octa
True Octa have too low single core performance
A big.LITTLE Octa is a better balance IMO
Or even a big.LITTLE Quad would be better

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 07:04

11. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

big.LITTLE SOCs since 2014 (Galaxy S5) are all "true" Octa,
"True" Octa now seems to be a marketing word.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 14:11

18. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

big.LITTLE Octas aren't really true octas IMO
Sure all 8 can run at once theoretically

They are more Dual Quad core IMO
Because you have 4 big cores and 4 little cores
Same like how the Terga 3's 4+1 core was still a Quad core, not a Penta core

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 03:36

5. RajRicardo (Posts: 455; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

Later this year?? No Z4 for the first half of 2015 then.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 03:44

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Yea, rumors are that Sony are dropping their 6 month release cycle

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 04:24

9. ZEUS_HIGH5 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)

Did Snapdragon miss someone ?

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 07:10

12. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Using it is one thing.

Competitive results is another.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 07:22

13. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 348; Member since: 30 May 2014)

This highend lumia phone is exciting, but it may come in Q3 of 2015 :(

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 08:10 1

15. rsiders (Posts: 1092; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I can wait as long as it's before October. They need to unveil this flagship at MWC and release it early August and September at the latest. And it needs to come to Verizon, At&T, and T-Mobile.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 15:19

20. Tejas9 (Posts: 95; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)

Time will tell Snapdragon or Exynos.

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