It hasn’t been long since Qualcomm announced a refreshed Snapdragon 800 in the form of the 801, and we’re already witnessing the release of something that promises a lot more prowess from the fabricator.
Announced earlier today, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and the 808 both rock the very much in the buzz 64-bit architecture (thanks to MediaTek, and the likes), and will follow the previously announced Snapdragon 610 and 615, which are based on the 64-bit architecture as well.
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The Snapdragon 808 is quite the result of a mix-and-match scheme with 6 cores on board, two of which will be based on the Cortex A57 platform and the other 4 on Cortex A53. The SoC will feature support for up to 2K display and will rock an Adreno 418 GPU, which is advertised as a 20% faster Adreno 330.
The 810, on the other hand, is a complete storm trooper with eight cores on board. Unlike the MediaTek MT6592, the Snapdragon 810 will have 4x Cortex A57 + 4x Cortex A53 ones, with the former set to take centrestage during more hardware intensive tasks, while the latter to take control during the not-so-intensive tasks. Being a top of the range SoC, the 810 will have support for up to 4K video decode with the graphics department taken care of by the Adreno 430 GPU, which promises a 30% boost over the yet-to-come Adreno 420.
Both these powerhouses are scheduled for availability during the first half of 2015, so there’s still some time to go.