Snapdragon 810 features detailed in video demos: 4K video streaming, LTE call continuity

Snapdragon 810 features detailed in video demos: 4K video streaming, LTE call continuity
Qualcomm's press conference at CES just folded, and with it many announcements, big and small. Out of the things that Qualcomm talked about and presented, we are, naturally, most interested in the mobile chipset realm, and the silicon giant didn't disappoint.

LG introduced G Flex2 a bit earlier in the day, the first phone officially announced with the latest commercially available Snapdragon 810 powerhouse from Qualcomm, giving the green light to the many awesome features that this silicon will bring to our phones this year.

The chip designers from Qualcomm have outed a set of videos that introduce us to the most important extra possibilities that Snapdragon 810 has in store for us, like 4K video streaming and LTE-to-Wi-Fi call continuity cameo. These come on top of much faster processing speeds and beefier graphics rendering that the 810 flaunts. Watch the video demos of Snapdragon 810 below, and salivate over the upcoming 2015 flagships that will be outfitted with this ticker.



1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Certainly impressive stuff from Qualcomm.

4. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I agree. After 2013 and 2014 being rather boring years in terms of CPU/GPU for Android users, 2015 will bring a lot of new features and performance increases. I am excited to see Snapdragon 810 in action and in benchmarks.

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

That mic thing will be awesome. Fluence pro I believe is what they call it.

3. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I had to put my hand over the guy chewing gum. Terrible. The 810 looks good tho.

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I need that cargo drone.

6. HansGoneInsane unregistered

No, you don't. Well, maybe you do.

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Glad Qualcomm didn't fall for the meaningless 'gaming' spec war as much Apple and Nvidia did. Comprehensive mobile functionality >>>>> single-minded battery hogging processing muscle.

8. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

When Apple had done a "single-minded battery hogging processing muscle" for the last time ? A8 is here for three months and depending on how much the 810 throttles under heavy load, it could be still the fastest chip in the world. And btw A8 runs from a 6,91 Wh battery, so not just a "battery hogging muscle".

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

"And btw A8 runs from a 6,91 Wh battery, so not just a "battery hogging muscle" Were you reaffirming my comment or do you have something to add?

9. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

it is not because they are not interested with it but simply they cannot compete at all in gpu performance. in the past they bash Surface 2 just because MS decides to use nvidia T4 instead of their SD 800. and last year when the first numbers of TK1 gpu comes out they question how legit the score was. if they really not interested with it they will not make any statement about it.

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Yeah, Qualcomm sounds jealous around smaller chipset makers that make faster GPUs but I don't think it's worried. What do we need faster GPUs for anyway? Save yourself milliseconds loading Temple Run? Play Modern Combat 5 at ~40fps before your phone bursts into flames or throttles to a halt? LOL the accessibility, quality and feasibility of so called "console-level" mobile games is still relatively abysmal. Pretty much every recent flagship as far as I know runs its respective UI at 60fps. Power efficiency and functionality are the real distinguishing factors in a SoC for smartphones and tablets. Nvidia should have tried full on portable gaming instead or made more modest SoCs. How many OEMs cared about the Tegra K1? Not enough to make a big difference in the mobile world.

12. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

for phones Qualcomm have nothing to worry about since they pretty much dominate modem/baseband market. even broadcom looks like will giving up soon in that area. most of the existing player look at Qualcomm and mediatek actually still competing. and yes we don't really need the kind of TK1 gpu performance in phones. and nvidia themselves doesn't really care about phones anymore. ever since they come up with TK1 they have broaden their SoC use beyond pretty graphic. not just automotive (an area where Qualcomm show interest most likely because how well they see nvidia did in this area) but also for any application that require heavy computation in small form factor. that's why Google pick them up for Project Tango despite the phone version of Tango were using SD800.

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