Coming soon: 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with Adreno 420!

A test device running a yet unreleased variant of the Snapdragon 800 was recently spotted in the wild. Going by a Qualcomm roadmap which got leaked earlier this year, this mystery chipset could well be the APQ8084, which is said to have the Adreno 420 GPU!

The test device, running Android v4.3, shows the upcoming chipset running at 2.5GHz along with the lastest-gen Adreno GPU – the Adreno 420. The GPU is expected to operate at 500MHz and have a 10% faster pixel fill rate than the current Adreno 330.

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On the whole, the chispet is expected to feature some cutting-edge technology like support for DirectX11 and WebGL2.0, hardware decoding for the H.265 standard as well as support for 4K playback. However, as exciting as it sounds, we’re pretty sure it’ll not be any sooner than mid-2014 that you start seeing devices based on the APQ8084 in the market.

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  1. liljohn
    October 23, 2013

    FOR MI3S???

    • October 23, 2013

      That would be an even longer delay 🙁

  2. liljohn
    October 23, 2013

    how is the performance of adreno 420 compared to tegra 5???

    battery performance/power efficiency???

    • October 24, 2013

      Can’t answer that both are going to be very good!
      The question is;
      Do we really need so much power at phones? To do what?

      • Allanitomwesh
        October 24, 2013

        Render complex mobile game graphics,which are now psp level.

        • sda
          November 20, 2013

          more than psp level ***