News by Luke Jones on Saturday August 16, 2014.
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Qualcomm is the go to chip manufacturer for flagship devices, especially the Android vendors who are all in a scramble to be the first to have any new chipset from the company. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors have become one of the first things to look for on the spec sheet, with the latest versions a hot topic in the mobile space.We are barely on the cusp of the Snapdragon 801 being replaced by the 805, but Qualcomm is well ahead of that and is already readying the 810 for launch. Of course, the company will let the Snapdragon 805 have its time in the spotlight as the 810 won't arrive until 2015 and will stick to the every six month cycle for new architecture. The 805 is due to arrive on a slew of handsets in September and is currently only available in the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, a smartphone that has a limited release. The Snapdragon 805 is very powerful of course, but the 810 will take it to a new level next year. We have been treated to our first look at this processor this week as it showed up for an AnTuTu benchmark test. The Snapdragon 810 will be Qualcomm's first mobile processor capable of handling 64-bit, finally catching up to what Google?s plans for Android have been heading towards. The SoC features an Adreno 430 GPU, and an octa-core 64-bit CPU made up of 4 Cortex-A57 cores along with 4 Cortex-A53 cores. There is no doubt that this will be an impressive chip, but we are also eager to see the device that the Snapdragon 810 was tested on. That device came with 4GB of RAM, a 6-inch 2K screen, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which are some pretty beastly specs. We are interested to see if 4GB of RAM becomes the norm in the next gen flagships to handle the power of the Snapdragon 810.
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