Qualcomm teaser all but confirms blazing Snapdragon 810 for the HTC One M9

Qualcomm teaser all but confirms blazing Snapdragon 810 for the HTC One M9
Oh, Qualcomm, you teaser of teasers! The mobile chip giant issued the following Vine nudge and wink which is not very cryptic at throwing the hint that the HTC One M9 will be unveiled this Sunday with the latest and greatest Snapdragon 810 on board. As you can see in the short film below, the general shape and form of the handset resembles the leaked One M9 renders and videos we just saw.

Moreover, the changing clock is not hard to read either - it goes from showing 8:10, or Snapdragon 810, to swapping 10:08 with 10:09. Well, it seems that we will be witnessing a change in the processor guard from the HTC One (M8) to the One M9, and HTC's handset will be one of the very few with Qualcomm's finest chipsets when it gets announced later this week.

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)




Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

At this point, 810 is not a pro, it's a con.

2. tim123

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

how come?

4. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Because it throttles enormously when it gets to much load....

6. maherk

Posts: 7065; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"Unfortunately, the LG G Flex2 being the first adopter of the S810 hardware, would be a prime example of the new chipset pros and cons. Our impression is that the LG G Flex2 got really warm while running a game, or even a benchmark app, for that matter. We also noticed, that when running benchmarks, its performance dropped after the first run, suggesting there is some sort of CPU performance throttling taking place when the temperature rises. The performance penalty amounted to about 20% and it restored back to normal only after the phone had the chance to cool off." This what GSMARENA had to say after reviewing the G Flex 2.

13. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

But, will it be enough to play Candy Crush?

3. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

The Snapdragon 810 is slow compared to the Exynos 7420 and i'm not even talking about the powerusage of the chip. Qualcomm needs to make smaller chips, and it needs them fast.

5. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

'latest and greatest', it could be the latest for Qualcomm but not the greatest... Just check the Pocketnow review of G Flex 2. It's lag and warms like nothing...

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

The M9 won't have nearly the same issues as the flex 2. The flex 2 has no option to prevent heating rather than throttling. However, the M9 can easily dissipate the heat as it's metal, hence no need to throttle down. The bigger concern is battery though. This dissipating heat would still produce heat and hence waste energy.

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

True, better thermal design doesn't solve problem, it allow performance but would waste energy even more, if anything device with throttled sd 810 would have better battery life albeit with worse performance.

8. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The S810 is nothing to be proud or even boast about. No wonder Samsung uses its Exynos 7420 for the S6 and even HTC uses the mediatek for the other M9 version.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

This makes 7420 a pro for the Galaxy S6. QC's SD800 was the best IMO

11. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

I think the 805 was the best.

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I mean 800 had a reason to upgrade over the 600.

14. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

It's a joke compared to Exynos 5433.

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Can we just say that samsung made the 5433 not as good as if it was the only cpu in the note4 (I.e. If they use it in there new tabs we looking at real power) to make the 805 look good, if they remove the problems linked to it I.e. Call it 7415 and add ddr4 and 64 bit mode, it's game over for the 810 even at 20nm, the 14nm of the 7420 makes it so it got dev hardware power in a small phone, it's a game changer big time, it's gpu doa the 810 without even trying

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