Qualcomm certainly isn’t wasting any time.
Now that the Snapdragon 801 processor is being pushed out into the wild via phones like the HTC M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s only fitting that they announce their next generation line. According to Qualcomm these new chips are looking at a Q1/Q2 2015 release time frame which makes sense since we will most likely see Snapdragon 805 equipped devices released in late summer.
These new chips are the first high end processors to be based on 64-bit architecture which is obviously the ammo needed to battle Apple since they had released their own 64-bit processing in the iPhone 5s. The low end will be covered by the recently announced Snapdragon 410, 610, and 615. With native 4k Ultra HD interface and video capturing support baked in its looking to be a beast of a SoC. With an upgraded camera suite using gyro-stabilization and 3D noise reduction for producing high quality 4K video at 30 frames per second and 1080p video at 120 frames per second, there’s no doubt that it will lead the next generation of mobile devices. There’s also a combined 14-bit dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) capable of supporting 1.2GP/s throughput and image sensors up to 55MP. With the current crop of high end devices capping out at around 20mp (excluding the Lumia 1020 of course) this will help mobile devices cut deeper and deeper into the Point and Shoot camera market in the future.
The real meat of these processors is from combining Cortex-A53 cores and the more powerful Cortex-A57s. The A57 is supposed to be bringing a 50% increase in performance over the current A15s. Memory will be supported by advanced DDR4 along with other bonuses like Cat 6 LTE-Advanced speed of up to 300 Mbps as well as enhanced carrier aggregation
Saving the best news for last is that with new processors comes better graphical processing as well. The Snapdragon 808 will come packed with an Adreno 418. According to the San Diego chip manufacturer this gpu will be about 20% faster than Adreno 330. The 810 processor will be armed with Adreno 430, which is roughly about 30% faster which will most likely only marginally surpass that of the Adreno 420 paired with the 805.
Thanks to Qualcomm for providing us with this information.