Revised Snapdragon 810 boasts performance and thermal improvements in Xiaomi Mi Note Pro benchmarks

Revised Snapdragon 810 boasts performance and thermal improvements in Xiaomi Mi Note Pro benchmarks
It looks like a new twist to the Snapdragon 810's troubled story is about to form, leading to a happier outcome for Qualcomm's short-tempered SoC. Apparently, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, which the Chinese vendor announced in January and launched in China today, has been outfitted with a revised version of the SoC and better heat dissipation system. Thus, the Mi Note Pro exhibits much better performance and thermal management than what we've seen from other Snapdragon 810-powered smartphones.

Being referred to as the Snapdragon 810 v2.1, the chip scores an impressive 63,424 points in the AnTuTu benchmark, which is well above what the SD810-powered HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2 ┬Ł┬Łachieved. It is also in the 60,000+ points ballpark of Samsung's Exynos 7420 SoC powering the GS6 & GS6 edge. The revised Snapdragon 810's result is impressive, considering it has to power a Quad-HD resolution smartphone. It scored higher than the One M9 and G Flex 2, despite their 1080p screens and the lesser pixel pushing involved. The performance increase is most likely attributed to better clock speed and thermal management - the chipset doesn't throttle so aggressively and gets to show more of its full potential. 

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun claims the company sent 20 of its research and development engineers to Qualcomm's HQ, with employees on both sides spending "a lot of energy" to improve the Snapdragon 810. He also showed how the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro keeps a reasonable operating temperature of just 36.3 degrees Celsius (97.3 F) in 20 minutes of gaming. This, however, is achieved with a more efficient heat dissipation system, developed specifically for the Mi Note Pro. The smartphone packs four graphite cooling fins, one of them being double-layered.

The Mi Note Pro is the Chinese smartphone maker's flagship product this year. In addition to top-shelf Qualcomm silicon, it offers a 5.7-inch 2K display, 4GB of LPPDR4 RAM, dedicated audio amplifiers, a 13MP camera, and a 3090mAh battery. The superphone launched in China today, carrying a $483 price tag - a bargain by universal standards, but surprisingly expensive for Xiaomi. Then again, the price is justified, considering what this beast offers to power users.

source: Weibo , G For Games , MIUI



35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmmm should be interesting to see if this improves or hinders the battery life. On one hand the heat makes the battery drain faster and on the other hand, a low GHz uses less battery than a high GHz that doesn't have to worry about heat.

29. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Please Please update the m9 with the update...

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very nice move Xiomi! The once-upon-a-time so-called iClone comes to the rescue like no other smartphone manufacturer, glad to have them competing in the SmartPhine market.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

legendary dragon is snapped now.. but i still feel bad for those who get M9 and flex2, they should get phone replacement with new processor :-/

22. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I kind of find this hard to believe....

20. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I wonder what that geekbench score look like though. and we all know that the gpu in the 810 is the real beast not the cpu if the s6 had a gpu as powerful as the adreno 430 it would get a 70k+ antutu score no problem. but hey its good to know that phones using the 810 v2.1 wont suck. hopefully sony uses the new 810 in their globle flagship.

14. gaming64 unregistered

Good move, Xiaomi

12. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

i think that campaines have learned a hard lesson after SD810 failure ( except samsung) many companies like htc,sony and LG is now suffering from bad sales because of qualcomms falilure SD810 and although i doubt it will work that good with note pro cuz untill today no company used SD810 with QHD xiaomi will the first company to do so we will see.

27. Cyberchum

Posts: 1145; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

If you think that regular buyers know about the SoC's thermal issues, think again. And over 80% of buyers are regular users who don't feed on news updates like you and i. I don't know about LG suffering, but Sony and HTC suffering has more to do with their public presence and perception than choice of chipset.

37. G9-Kokos

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

They might not knowing the problems of SD810 but regular buyers surely knows that their new, VERY expensive, phone is like a mini nuclear reactor when they play candy crash. And they are disappointed and return their phones. So dont underestimate the intelligence of every1 that doesnt follow all the tech news. If the phone doesnt meet their goals or have problems "regular buyers" will just discard it. Even more that tech guys that might try to root and tweak it to solve the problems.

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

GSMArena says the phone was fitted with a new "thermal distribution system" I.e. The physical SoC wasn't actually changed.

7. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

looks like qualcomm is going to make a move from samsung to xiaomi

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Battery life though?

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Finally they did sth about this SD 810 poor LG that goes with SD 808 while it could use the renewed 810 version. And a nice phone is it available world wide or just China?

17. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Mostly likely just the markets that they are currently selling in.

30. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

The 810 has such bad rep that another major manufacturer has opted for the 808. The Moto X 2015 will come with the 808 and 4 GB of RAM according to a pocketnow article.

34. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The moto x 1st gen used a special dual core only version of the S4 pro along with the adreno in the SD600 so I am guessing the sd808 is going to be special ordered as well. Should be interesting if they can make it a great chipset or not.

4. Mimas

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This would make the LG G4 a lot less underwhelming too.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

We know that chinese OEMs love Antutu and 'optimise' their phones for it.

8. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

bla bla bla. If it was samsung it would be a different story

16. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yeah it would be. Everyone would be bashing them for years. But seems like nobody cares about Xiaomi.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Right only the third most sales of smartphone last year everyone dont care about them... sure.

25. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Not would, but is a different story 69-70k :).

28. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

You nailed it bro! +1

11. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

nope they didnt optimise phone for benchmark but actually used 5 layers of graphite for cooling purposes and actually the heating of soc is not solved xaiomi has just found a way to cool it and they have also applied for 5 patents with regards to the cooling design

36. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

yeah cooling it just make it more power hungry soc. see battery life.

15. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

the s6 still beats the mi note pro with a 69k antutu score

19. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

yup and no way xaiomi can have a camera even cliser to s6

21. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

IKR the camera on the s6 is a beast.

2. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014


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