Qualcomm has announced the latest additions to the Snapdragon processor line. These will be the Snapdragon 808 and 810, which Qualcomm is touting as being “The Ultimate Connected Computing.” Similar to what we’ve seen from the Snapdragon 800 tier up until this point, the 808 an 810 will be for high-performance.
The highlights for the Snapdragon 808 and 810 include them being 64-bit enabled and with integrated Cat 6 LTE advanced. Some of the other points shared across both of these include support for the Qualcomm RF360 Front End solution, and support for 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation, which enabled speeds up to 300Mbps. They are also both designed using the 20nm technology node.
But perhaps the best news for some — Qualcomm is pushing how these have been “tightly integrated and optimized for exceptionally low power consumption that does not sacrifice performance.” Sitting below are some highlights for each of these;
- Designed for WQXGA (2560 x 1600) displays
- Setup with a pair of ARM Cortex-A57 cores and a quad Cortex A-53 CPU
- Will include Adreno 418GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.1hardware tessellation, geometry shaders, programmable blending
- LPDDR3 memory
- Frame buffer compression and external 4K display support using HDMI 1.4
- 12-bit dual Image Signal Processors
- Will combine 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs and Cortex-A53 CPUs
- Will use Adreno 430 GPU and have been designed for 4K displays
- LPDDR4 memory
- 4K display support using HDMI1.4
- Will be the first mobile platform to use Qualcomm VIVE 2-stream 802.11ac with multi-user MIMI (for WiFi efficiency)
- Support for Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0, NFC and Qualcomm IZat (location core for improved accuracy on location services)
Anyway, while there is generally some excitement with new Snapdragon models — we do have to remember it will be quite some time before they begin arriving in devices. Qualcomm mentioned the Snapdragon 808 and 810 will “begin sampling in the second half of 2014.” And then from that point, they are expected to arrive in devices “by the first half of 2015.”