Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 processor with 64-bit architecture announced
Qualcomm, the California based chip maker has been compared with challengers such as Intel, MediaTek and others with the launch of Snapdragon 800 chipset. The firm started gaining more and more attention with the advent of the Snapdragon 801 chipset early this year. Now, the vendor is back in headlines as they have announced a couple of new chipsets with 64-bit architecture.
Well, Qualcomm has announced two new chipsets – Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808, to enrich its product line-up.
The Snapdragon 810 & 808 chipsets follows the 64-bit architecture, where the Snapdragon 810 features four Cortex-A53 and four Cortex-A57 cores, and the Snapdragon 808 features four Cortex-A53 and two Cortex-A57 cores. The new Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 SoCs are designed at 20 nm process rather than the conventional 28 nm process and they are said to be prudent as far as power consumption is concerned.
In terms of graphics (GPU), the Snapdragon 808 is coupled with Adreno 418 GPU that is 20% faster than Adreno 330 GPU, found in the Snapdragon 800 and 801. And the Snapdragon 810 comes with Adreno 430 GPU that is 30% faster than the Adreno 420 GPU found in the Snapdragon 805 processor.
In addition, the Snapdragon 810 offers support to 4K Ultra HD video resolution and 4K video encoding at 30fps frame rate and 1080p video at 120 fps frame rate. There are 14-bit dual Image Signal Processors (ISP) in the chipset and image sensors ranging up to 55MP. This chipset also has a hardware H265/HEVC encoder, high speed LPDDR4 RAM and support for OpenGL ES 3.1, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 3.0.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 808 chipset has support for 2K WQXGA (2560 x 1440 pixels) display, OpenGL ES 3.1, LPDDR3-933 RAM, 12-bit dual Image Signal Processors (ISP), Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 3.0.
Moreover, both the Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808 SoCs are integrated with the 4th Generation Cat 6 LTE Advanced Multi-Mode along with Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution and 3x20 MHz Carrier Aggregation.
Already, the Snapdragon 801 chipset is being utilized by smartphone manufacturers for their high-end offerings. Hence, lets hope that the new hardware will be pave way for cutting edge smartphones starting H1 2015.