Qualcomm talks Snapdragon 800 with Quick Charge 2.0 and Voice Activation

Qualcomm talks Snapdragon 800 with Quick Charge 2.0 and Voice Activation
Less than a week ago, Qualcomm was bragging about Quick Charge 1.0, which helps your device to charge 40% faster than normal, but that is already old and busted, because Qualcomm is already talking about the next big things: Quick Charge 2.0 and Snapdragon Voice Activation. Both are features that will be part of the Snapdragon 800 series of chips which are expected to hit the market in the second half of the year.

Qualcomm makes the Snapdragon 800 chips sound pretty amazing, with quad Krait 400 cores at up to 2.3 GHz each capable of UltraHD video, high-end 3D gaming, 7.1 surround sound, and up to 55MP image captures (because of course all next-gen smartphone cameras will be capable of 55MP.) Of course, given what we've seen from the Snapdragon 600, the 800 should be pretty impressive on benchmarks, even if the real-world difference may not be that big. 

Quick Charge 2.0 is said to make charging up to 75% faster than products without Quick Charge technology, and Qualcomm claims that in just 3 hours it was able to charge a device that would normally take 7 hours. Even better, Quick Charge 2.0 devices will be able to use Quick Charge 1.0 chargers, but you probably won't want to bother, because then you'll only get 1.0 speeds. 

The other big addition to the Snapdragon 800 is Snapdragon Voice Activation, which will allow you to wake your device from standby or airplane mode using a voice command. Waking from airplane mode is interesting, because it means you don't need an Internet connection. Voice Activation will be always-on, and "low-powered". 

source: Qualcomm via Engadget



1. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Qualcomm seems to have the best processors at the moment. The next place manufactures need to improve is battery life. Screens are generally pretty good at 1080p (expect the xperia z). Android has matured quite nicely.

3. eshwarnag

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 20, 2013


13. easy.going

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

You guys are very easy to please i mean qualcomm give a new chip and you guys hark at it. Just wait for Apple to come out this summer with quad core and the new 544 quad gpu. It will absolutely trounce anything snapdragon has to offer including the 800. As for the s4 using the snapdragon 600 bwahaha i told you all that was so, but there was so much denial going around bwahaha

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You are talking about gpu's....this article is talking about faster charging, voice command...based on cpu features. Performance, it's so close now as is with all these chips, a better gpu is...meh. Benchmarks is....meh. Features because of the chip....nice.

22. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Regardless of what Icrap phone you have it has less features than most mid level Android phones, and we're easy to please...Ha ha ha! When and if Apple ever has more to offer then holla!

30. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Did you read what you typed?? You say that to Android while you yourself are floating in Apple's arms! You're doing the same thing... If i were to pick the fool, i would choose you. Snapdragon x00 series has been released...Apple's chip is still somewhere digging. Dude!!

34. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And then, in IOS 10 Apple will give you always on voice support and quick charge, and it will be magical. And we're easy to please? You're singing the praises of a CPU/GPU that hasn't been announced, let alone has any features known. But it had the only feature that matters to you - it will be in a device with a bitten Apple logo on the back.

18. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

u r right but we need implementation of these processors AS SOON AS POSSIBLE... i dont understand why are these huge companies so greedy that they introduce great chipsets and then tell the world they would use em in products in "2nd half of the year" which actually is more than 6 months... i want a device powered by this beast at MWC which should be available by,say, April... how does that sound???;)

19. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I am sure there is going to be devices runing on the new 800 at mwc although it will probably be on a tablit or on a phone not coming to america. Well actually I forgot do they display tablets at mwc or is it just phones that are on the to do list

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

These thing pack quite a punch. No longer crapdragon indeed. Samsung got some competition.

4. eshwarnag

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

but i wish snapdragon 800 was included in the HTC one

7. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Just wait some months and HTC will announce HTC One + with bigger battery and bla bla bla.. .XD

14. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

they said they wouldnt release any more "+" devices

5. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013


6. bakhtawar

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Sony 2h flagship had this processor superb :)

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It seems that newer the Qualcomm chipset the higher the speeds - the S4 Pro is clocked at 1,5GHz, the 600 of the Optimus G Pro and HTC One at 1,7GHz - and a said-to-be Qualcomm Galaxy SIV at 1,9GHz - it that the Snapdragon 800 variant???

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

No, it's the Sd 600. Maximum clock speed of that chip is 1.9ghz. 800 will be out in second half of the year, in case you missed that

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The Snapdragon 600 maxing out at 1.9GHz doesn't mean that every 1.9GHz chip in the world is a Snapdragon 600. And while schedule for the 800 is indeed 2nd half of the year (the SIV hits the shelves April to June mind you), don't you think if the largest phone maker in the world says "I'll buy 100.000.000 of the 800 chip or go somewhere else" Qualcomm speeds things up to make a fortune? They're in for the profit too in case you missed that. ;) But since certain phones get custom made chips (yes, like Apple), it's possible that the 1.9GHz found in the SIV is some sort of 600/800 inbetweener, designed for Samsung. Since everything is speculation and so far all 600 variants are announced at 1.7GHz, my guess is as good as any.

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I dont think there is a inbetweener there is either the 600 or 800. And if there out in the second half. Its for sure deal that there are devices already made fore testing made and in the hands of all companies that need to test

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The year of the Snapdragon! Intel can only dream to challenge it in mobile space. Seriously advanced chips. If I can charge the battery in 20 minutes, that's a huge deal.

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I can't wait until we see console/pc quality games available for phones

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You won't wait long.. real racing 3, shadowgun dead zone volume 2, modern combat 5 last war, etc..

23. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

I don't know what you are smoking but none of those game are close to the ps3 or Xbox 360. Hell they are not close to the vita

27. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lol. You stoned? Show me a Vita game that compares to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTT9vIgyu_E&feature=youtube_gdata_player And don't act like you know s**t just because you played with your console. I played grand tourismo 5 on PS3, and I don't need anyone telling me how close or not to that these graphics are. They ARE CLOSE ENOUGH. Are you a butthurt Vita owner? Because the Cod black ops declassified is just shockingly bad compared to the modern combat 4. You have no idea what you talk about, period

28. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..Also, I was referring to the next versions of shadowgun and modern combat. Running on the highest end phones of 2013, they will be comparable to xbox 360 games. Just wait and see

32. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

its not about graphics, its about xperience and there is no way that any movil phone surpase any console nor pc games, thats not true, Agrre with you

15. davin8r unregistered

Playstation 4 will be announced tomorrow, and new Xbox should be announced soon as well, in addition to the new GeForce Titan PC desktop video card announced yesterday. The bar is always moving higher.

29. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Of course. But the PS3 and xbox 360 will still be produced and sold years from now. And in a year, mobile graphics will surpass them. Btw, Titan is nothing ground breaking. Current ASUS ARES is easily a faster GPU (aadmittedly, a dual card but still)

33. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

yes but these new consoles cannot apply for games like MMO, PC is for pro xperiences

21. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Loving the new features and specs! Due for new phone in fall. ; )

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