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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 SoC goes into mass production next month

Earlier today at a Media Conference in Beijing, Qualcomm's Senior Product Manager Yufei Wang confirmed that the company's latest and greatest Snapdragon 800 chipset based on the enhanced Krait 400 architecture will enter mass production in late May.

Qualcomm's absolute dominance in the mobile computing sector is not hard to notice. Powering almost every other popular device ranging from the latest HTC One and Sony Xperia Z to the entry level dual SIM smartphones such as the Sony Xperia E Dual itself, Qualcomm chipsets have become the face of the ARM revolution. The semiconductor firm aims to extend their lead over the competition from Samsung (Exynos) and Nvidia (Tegra) further with their upcoming Snapdragon 800 Chipset.

While the Snapdragon 600 packs quad Krait 300 based CPU Cores and Adreno 320 GPU, the Snapdragon 800 will feature a newer architecture that will undoubtedly be faster, among other things.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Specifications Overview:

  • Krait 400 CPU Architecture
  • Up to 2.3 GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 4K video playback @ 30 fps
  • 28nm HPm manufacturing process

In the graphics department, Qualcomm's new Adreno 330 GPU will reportedly be up to 50% faster than the current Adreno 320 GPU, while also supporting open standards like OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL ES 3.0. The new chip will integrate new power management tricks with its individual cores now clocked asynchronously to save power.

Sadly Qualcomm didn't allow anybody at the media conference to benchmark the upcoming beast of a product, although we already got a demostration of its prowness during MWC earlier this year with the ZTE Grand Memo. However they did tell everyone to stay tuned for more in June.

Source: Engadget

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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