Snapdragon 800

AnTuTu Q2 surprises: Snapdragon 800, Nexus 5 at the top

It seems to be that time when companies are showing their report cards for the 2nd quarter of 2014. In line with that, popular benchmarking site AnTuTu is showing a few figures of its own, with rather surprising, and probably questionable, revelations. According to its data, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, as it can be found inside the Galaxy Note 3, trumps almost all other more recent processors, and that, at least in the US, the Nexus 5 is still the most popular smartphone around.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 801 variants demystified

When it comes to hardware, reality is far more complicated than what we see in spec sheets and promotional materials. Processors in particular, even with the same brand or model, seem to have different speeds floating around. Fortunately, AnandTech dived into the nitty gritty of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips to give us an overview of what the differences between all those variants mean.

HTC One Max rumored to sport older Snapdragon S4 only

HTC was curiously silent at IFA in Berlin early this month where it was expected to announce its HTC One Max phablet, with rumors now pointing to an October unveiling. It seems, however, that as early as now the device is already being steeped in controversy, with word that the anticipated giant won't be running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 after all.
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