Qualcomm, whose chips are available in most popular mobile devices, have revealed their next generation of mobile processors - the Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810. The new chips are two generations ahead of the Snapdragon 801, which was recently featured in handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2.
The Snapdragon 801 will be followed by the Snapdragon 805, which is expected to arrive in the summer, while the newly announced chips will make its way to our smartphones and tablets in the first half of next year.
The new Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 chips come with 64-bit architecture, following in the footsteps of the lower-end Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615 processors. Both chips will be released in the big.LITTLE design, combining Cortex-A53 cores, and the more powerful Cortex-A57s. The A57 cores are up to 50% more powerful than the current-best A15. Since the new 808 and 810 will be built at 20nm, instead of the current 28nm process, they are expected to be as power efficient as the 801 and 805.
As you will expect, both processors will have new graphics chips on board Snapdragon 808 will come with Adreno 418, which is 20% faster than Adreno 330, while 810 will feature Adreno 430, which is 30% faster, than the Adreno 420 GPU found on the Snapdragon 805. The new 810 silicon supports 4K Ultra HD interface and video resolution, 4K video encoding at 30 frames per second, as well as 1080p video at 120 frames per second. The dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) are capable of supporting 1.2 GP/s throughput, and image sensors up to 55 MP. The Snapdragon 810 will also include support for DDR4 memory, while both will come with Cat 6 LTE-Advanced speed of up to 300 Mbps, and enhanced carrier aggregation.
Both the Snapdragon 808 and the Snapdragon 810 are shaping up to be the most versatile and powerful mobile SoCs in the market, which will make it very hard for the competitors to beat. Potential customers will get a chance to sample these chips later this year, and we can expect them to be available in a new generation of flagship smartphones in 2015.
source - Qualcomm