Qualcomm shows us a mysterious Snapdragon 800 smartphone that will be announced at CES 2015

Qualcomm shows us a mysterious Snapdragon 800 smartphone that will be announced at CES 2015
With CES 2015 kicking off next week, manufacturers are probably more than ready to show us their latest devices. And it’s not just smartphone makers who are eager to announce new products. Chipmaker Qualcomm is equally excited about CES 2015, and today provided the first look at a Snapdragon 800-powered handset that’s going to be unveiled at the show.

To be honest, we were expecting Qualcomm to tease a Snapdragon 810 handset. With a Snapdragon 800 processor inside, the handset that Qualcomm is partially showing can’t be a flagship - so its highlights will most likely not include the latest high-end specs. From the looks of it, the smartphone could be made by LG - since it features buttons on the rear shell.

One of the handsets that LG is expected to announce at CES 2015 is the G Flex 2, but it remains to be seen if this is it. It’s said that the G Flex 2 will be smaller than the original model, which sports a 6-inch display, though it should still have a curvy design, flexible display, and a self-healing back cover.

What do you think, is this a new LG smartphone that Qualcomm is teasing, or something else?

Qualcomm shows us a mysterious Snapdragon 800 smartphone that will be announced at CES 2015

source: Qualcomm (Twitter)

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25 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

They are teasing all phones with a snapdragon are going to have a hole in the shell, right where the processor is ;)

20. zhiae unregistered

asus new phone

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Snapdragon 800 can still deliver good performance. Aside from the 64-bit architecture, built in Shazam app and the overrated Dolby Atmos from the 810, its only the difference. Both have 4k, USB 3.0, LTE. Adreno GPUs in 810 have small increments over 800, clockrates, fillrates, GFLOPS. Both 330 and 430 has the same shaders. In short S810 isn't a monumental leap from S800.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The question would be what can be considered a monumental leap? Any in the pipe line?

8. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

How about a 'clasic' Snapdragon S4? Is it still good for a phone in 2015?

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

S4 Pro in Nexus 4 an Nexus 7(13). You be the judge. It still rocks along.

10. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Sorry, wrong question.... It should be... How about a (bb) 'clasic' Snapdragon S4? Is it still good for a (BRAND NEW) phone (RELEASED) in 2015?

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

My Nexus 7 2013 still rocks.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

2015 might be the year of Intel Cherry Trail. Dual OS; Window 10 with Android 5.1 running as VM on top. Wouldn't that be fun!

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For people that is thinking of getting the Nexus 9, read! Look like Google/HTC is hitting another bump. http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nexus-9-problems/ And Maleficum comment, I wonder how true? http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-9953.php

12. alaw.14

Posts: 425; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Adreno 430 is going to murder adreno 330. Adreno 430 has about a 80% improvement in performance up from adreno 330. Adreno 430 has 288 ALUs while adreno 330 has 128. Adreno 330 has a pixel fillrate of about 4.7 GB/s while adreno 430 has a pixel fillrate of about 7.2 GB/s. Clocked at 578 mhz adreno 330 has about 166 gflops while clocked at 500 mhz adreno 430 has about 324 gflops.

19. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Sure, but what's the point? Playing Angry Birds twice as fast?

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Even apps today doesnt harness the full power of S800, what more of the S810? Those improvements equates to a mere milliseconds if fast is what you're after.

23. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

the only thing that make me want the S810 is because it was made with 20 nm instead of 28nm.

24. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

I keep telling people this! Today's apps harness the full power of the Snapdragon S4. If they made an app that took advantage of the SD 800's full power you would see PS3/Xbox 360 level games. Smartphone manufacturers put all of these high specs in phones for marketing reasons. Most people will switch to the "Next Big Thing" without taking advantage of their current devices full capabilities. For example: swapping out a GS5 for a GS6.

3. maddy996

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Is it G Flex 2

5. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

its LG for sure. Maybe LG G pro 3...

6. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I guess I have to wait a whole year just to upgrade from my sd600 powered phone.

7. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Relax, your SD600 powered phone is still great. Some (struggling brand) smartphone just able to catch up and release the 'clasic' SD4 a couple days back.

21. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

That's true. That's why I'm not in a hurry to upgrade. But if sd810 is ground breaking then I might think of upgrading. Or else would wait another year to see how 64bit chipset transform in 2016 ;)

13. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Huh, sounds weird with a new phone using the normal Snapdragon 800. Hopefully they meant 800-series and SD810. Unless it's extremely cheap.

15. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Tell you what if they pull a crazy and say that they'll do a limited 100k units for 200 and down as a SD800 last hurrah I'm game :)

25. g2a5b0e unregistered

I think that's what they meant.

26. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

LG G PRO 3. THE BACK BUTTONS ARE SQUARED AND THERE IS NO VISIBLE CURVE IN THE PROMO.

27. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Based on the rear buttons........yes its an LG

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