News by Luke Jones on Tuesday November 25, 2014.
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While the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is the blockbuster chipset in the best flagships on the market (some of them at least), but the replacement processor is already ready to come to market. The Snapdragon 810 is the company's first 64-bit high end chip, the daddy of the current range that already includes the 410 and the 610. The chipset is so close to arriving that a couple of reference smartphone has landed to show off the Snapdragon 810 in full flow.The Snapdragon 810 will take advantage of Android 5.0 Lollipop's capability to deal with 64-bit processing. To show off the power of the 810, new reference devices have been built. The first is the Snapdragon 810 MDP Smartphone, a high end device that gets a huge 6.2-inch QHD screen, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 Ultra HD processor, Adreno 430 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 4-megapixel front-facing camera, and 3020mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology. Also included is an ultrasound emitter, microSD card slot, microUSB 3.0, fingerprint scanner, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The device is available to registered companies developing with Qualcomm and costs $799. The second new handset is the Snapdragon MDP Tablet, the slate version of the Smartphone version. This device has rich specs too, such as packs a 10.1-inch 4K (3840×2160) display, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 Ultra HD processor, Adreno 430 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 4-megapixel front-facing camera, dual 3D IR gesture cameras, and a 7050mAh battery with Quick Charge technology. The tablet's also go dual ultrasound emitters, a microSD card slot, microUSB 3.0, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The MDP Tablet costs $999. Both of these devices have specs that are above what are on current flagships as these are to show exactly what the Snapdragon 810 can do with the best specs. Yes, these both have price tags, but you won't be strolling into a store to buy one. These are for companies who are developing with Qualcomm. However, when these devices ship in December there are ways to get one if you know the right people. What do you think of the specs in these devices?
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.