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:

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:

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



1. Deicide

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

14. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

6. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 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-)

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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

2. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

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

4. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 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

11. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 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

5. RajRicardo

Posts: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

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

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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


Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Did Snapdragon miss someone ?

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Using it is one thing. Competitive results is another.

13. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

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

15. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

20. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Time will tell Snapdragon or Exynos.

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