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Qualcomm unveils powerful Snapdragon 810 and 808 chipsets, that answer Apple's 64-bit push

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Apr 2014, 07:36

Californian chip giant Qualcomm, whose silicon is in most mobile devices these days, just lifted the veil over its next-generation chipsets - the Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810. The dust has hardly settled on the 801, which is in phones like the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, and the 805, which will land in devices in the summer, and we are now learning what our phones and tablets will be capable in H1 of next year...

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posted on 07 Apr 2014, 08:55 2

36. renz4 (Posts: 319; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

808 and 810 is 2015 SoC. it will compete with nvidia next year erista. and nvidia will not giving up on Tegra. they have been dreaming too long to have their own CPU. maybe we will see less phone or tablet with K1 but if you look at the latest GTC their tegra are just starting to shine from now on because with K1 nvidia will be able to bring in their CUDA ecosystem into Tegra line up. it might not relevant in phone or tablet but finally they able to do what they do best which is GPGPU.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 08:35 1

30. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

But they haven't *solved* the Snapdragon800's thermal issues (I have a G2, Note 3 and a TabPro 8.4) ALL OF 'em gets HOT even when doing light web browsing!

Is Qualcomm peaking? Or are they nearing their peak threshold?

I'll remain skeptical right now, Numbers on paper is one thing....

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 09:33

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

Install a CPU monitor an watch how light browsing taxes CPU.
Try asop browser, big difference in CPU usage.
That is not Qualcomm issue, its Chrome period.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 09:36

43. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Yes they have: OMG OCTA-CORE!


posted on 07 Apr 2014, 08:36 1

31. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

Awesome. Can't wait to see the 810 packed inside an HTC device.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 09:19 2

37. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

With another 4mp camera?!;-)

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 09:37

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

These soc will be next years crop.
The Note, Nexus an other high spec phones this year will rock the 805.
Who ever extrapolated differently, has hopes too high.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 09:42

45. r3trokiller (Posts: 17; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)

Its aint gonna get faster than Nokia 1110 :P

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 10:11 1

51. magnum44 (unregistered)

The Snapdragon 810 looks very impressive if it would appear in a device around NOW, but in 12 months time it will be less so against competition from Intel (Morganfield - 14 nm), a Samsung Exynos 6 maybe, Nvidia Tegra “Parker” -16 nm, and Apple A8. I have a Note 3 with the Snapdragon 800 ... for the Note 4, I would realistically hope for the latest updated Samsung Exynos with ARM's GPU Mali-T760 (16 cores).

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 10:48

57. jpkelly05 (Posts: 104; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

As much as I am excited about this, I am more excited to see what comes with it in terms of software and new battery technologies. Also gaming (Reference to Unreal engine on android). Not to mention VR... which would be nice if one of these amazing companies let VR stream from our phones wirelessly. Time will tell. And as far as Smartphones- I am hoping Sony and Sharp go mainstream - with all US carriers. I love my Samsung Galaxy S4- but I am growing tired of their mild adoptions of technology and style. S4 should have come with Snapdragon 800 or 600 with voice control. And if time was an issue... they should have waited and fought Qualcomm on it. The plastic doesn't bother me at all- but getting the same design over and over- is just boring. S5 is not that different - it's got ugly dots- and that is my opinion, not saying it is yours. So the S6 would have to have the 810 and a new design and a chargeable battery that charges in a minute or less- which Sammy is working on also. Everything else is a waiting game for me to find out.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 11:13

59. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

Wait..so no new in-house Qualcomm CPU?
Rhis is just yet another stock ARM core instead of the real Krait successor.

How is qualcomm going to separate itself from the competition again?
Basically everyone is prepping the 20nm A53+A57 combination.
Nothing special here

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 14:47 1

70. nokia12 (Posts: 580; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

i think differentiation won't be the deciding factor and besides qualcomm extracts out more performance( in benchmarks ) than mediatek and exynos with same A53 and A57 . Look at cortex A7 chips from qualcomm . Secondly there is virtually no support for exynos and mediatek based Chips. So no custom roms and development for them . Nvidia- only few lesser known OEM are willing to use them. Once again Qualcomm will reap benefits of monopoly until their custom chip is ready

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 11:46 2

61. NoFanboy (Posts: 300; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)

The note 4 and g3 will have 805 lol.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 12:35

65. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

wat da wat

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 12:59

66. Totse2k15 (Posts: 470; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

Qualcomm Snapdragon ftw! Good news.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 13:33 1

67. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

Didn't Qualcomm make fun of Mediatek for making 8 core chips.
Now they are too?

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 14:03 1

68. renz4 (Posts: 319; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

hey even 64 bit is gimmick according to them. in the end they bow to market pressure.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 21:06

76. Androiders (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

Snapdragon 810 has 8-core processor LDDR4 64bit and LTE Cat 6 300Mbps Connection.. than Tegra K1

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 03:09

80. renz4 (Posts: 319; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

why compare with TK1? 810 is 2015 SoC for Qualcomm so it will definitely going to compete head to head with nvidia 2015 SoC (Erista). no comment on RAM and modem (since there is no detail given on Erista yet but most likely it won't have integrated modem) but more cores doesn't necessarily mean better. and for the record Qualcomm themselves did mock mediatek for their approach on 8 core. and now they make such processor themselves

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 21:07

77. Androiders (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

Snapdragon 810 has 8-core processor LDDR4 64bit and LTE Cat 6 300Mbps Connection.. than Tegra K1

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