Qualcomm’s new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 and 808 chipsets to land in 2015

by XB on 7th April 2014

in News

Snapdragon 810_2Qualcomm has unveiled its first high-end 64-bit chipsets in the form of the Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) and Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992). These 20nm big.LITTLE chips include the most advanced 4G LTE connections supporting 3 x 20MHz carrier aggregation designed to reach CAT 6 speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Think of this as three lanes to bring data to your device rather than a single congested lane.

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The Snapdragon 810 supports native 4K resolution with 4K HEVC (H.265) capture (encode) and 4K playback (decode). It can produce 4K video at 30 frames per second and 1080p video at 120 frames per second. The chipset is also powered by the first 14-bit camera dual image signal processors (ISP) for smartphones. This ISP supports image capture up to 55 MP and 1.2GP/s throughput.

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Snapdragon 810 graphics duties will be taken care of by the Adreno 430 graphics processing unit (GPU), which supports hardware tessellation, geometry shaders and programmable blending. The Adreno 430 is 20% more power efficient than its predecessor (Adreno 420 found in the 32-bit Snapdragon 805), whilst delivering 30% faster graphics performance. Snapdragon 808 will use an Adreno 418 GPU (20% faster than the Adreno 330).

Other features include external 4K display support via HDMI 1.4 and support for Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 and NFC. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 810 and 808 chipsets are expected to hit commercial devices by the first half of 2015.

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Sony has used Qualcomm SoC’s (system on chip) for the majority of its smartphones and certainly for all of its flagship devices. Therefore we can reasonably assume that one of these chips are likely to feature in Sony’s flagship device in Spring 2015.

Via Qualcomm and Anandtech.

  • techielover

    They are about to change the world creating more than efficient chips which can help to ease every field of mobile world

  • jumbo3220

    owh sounds great but i was expecting new 64bit optimized Krait cores, not Cortex.. anyways awesome Qualcomm keep it up

  • jake

    I immediately cancel my order of z1 compact ._.
    keeping my xperia z until then

  • Wait for every person to say “but it doesn’t have the latest and greatest chipset” for every other phone released in 2014 starting…. now.

    While the tech sounds impressive, why announce something like this almost a year out from availability?

  • Marcy

    To be ahead of competition, now Intel and NVidia will have to catch up to Qualcomn (as if they hadn’t before)

  • Marcy

    Dude that is a year away…… If you cancel the z1 compact, then buy the z2 compact instead!

  • Jiakushi

    Still using Z for the rest of the year….

  • Guest

    So,You have to cancel the order when Qualcomms release new Chipset? Good for you to not get a new phone forever.

  • Dexter Moregan

    So,You have to cancel the order every time that Qualcomms release new Chipset? Good for you to not get a new phone forever.

  • Chew Loh Seng

    Intel has already released it’s 64-bit kernel for Android…

  • Chew Loh Seng

    Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core on the Sony Xperia SP can support 120 Mbps download and 100 Mbps upload over WiFi.
    This means Qualcomm should implement LTE Cat 7 instead of LTE Cat 6, boosting upstream alongside downstream on mobile networks. Not that you really need it, but it’s better to have Cat 7 implemented than Cat 6.

    With telcos committed to upgrade current network to support LTE-A (LTE Cat 6) by end-2014, I don’t see why Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 should be released with only Cat 6 and not Cat 7. Telcos can easily upgrade to Cat 7 as when they wish, making S810 “dated” because of older standard…

    No need to talk about LTE Cat 8 yet, there’s nobody that needs 3 Gbps mobile network, especially when home networking system barely reaching 1 Gbps in very few parts of the world. Also, it requires a very powerful processor to back up, even modern computers may have problems coping too…

  • Lex

    HDMI 2.0 was released in 2013 increased bandwith for 4K. And this is going to be released in 2015

  • jake

    You did read I own xperia z right ? And adreno 320 is not too far behind 330 . Still a great phone . Donnoe why u hate the original z that much .

  • jake

    Catch up in mobile market ….

  • Doubleyoupee

    1080p @ 120fps….. oh yes.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Same Here… My phone was damaged with water persuading into it and was off for 5-6 days. Then it turned on suddenly and it was fi9 except the display patches caused by water which got healed with the time….. Now I’m vry happy using Z ;)

  • Adrian969

    Was going to buy a Z3 with 805, no I have to skip that.

  • Elmer Monta

    I have to break my Xperia Z intentionally to stop working and buy a new one. I dropped my Z more than 5x already, used the video underwater and after the Jelly Bean 4.3 update, it is even working better and better. I can’t wait to see what can Kitkat update do to my Xperia Z. I hope I can have a better excuse in buying a new Xperia Z3 in the near or far future…. :-P

  • Bob

    What’s interesting is that the Z1 and Z2 are both limited to under 21 MP because that was the maximum for the S800 chipset. With this new chip, up to 55 MP is possible, so we can expect an updated camera.

  • Mac

    Finally usb 3.0, but hey what’s new in BT 4.1?

  • Battal Aljadei

    The sad thing’s that SONY’s older than those CPU’s companies like Qualcomm & Mediatek & ARM & Intel & Nvidia,
    and SONY’s depending on them for most of it’s hardware, instead of making them depending on SONY !

  • Alfino Setya

    I skip Z3 for Xperia Z4 which use SD810. W(‘o’)W I’m excited!!! Anyway, if T3 Ultra use SD808 that would be good!!!

  • Somebody

    Hope that Sony will use this chipset for their next flagship.
    I’d rather they wait the release of z3 or whatever they’ll call it until Qualcom unveils its new chipset than still using 2 flagships per year.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    Yeah right, Lets have a 55MP camera.

  • Ziich

    will still only be able to use scene modes in 8mp or less :(

  • Dexter Moregan

    You miss my point and I didn’t say anything that I hate the Xperia Z.


  • HardyHarHar

    Looks to me a candidate replacement for my Xperia Z1 Compact… :D Z2 & Z3 are meh!!!!!!!!!!

  • HardyHarHar

    Nobody would get that though… 2 reasons…
    1. Source code availability
    2. Developers need to adapt to the new processor drivers for that specific CPU.

  • ray

    Abd then new chipset came out and he cancel it again haha

  • Chew Loh Seng

    Speaking about limitation, why is Snapdragon S4 Plus on the Nokia Lumia 1020 able to take 34/38 MP shots even though its limitation is 21 MP too? LOL

  • Michael Felton

    T-Mobile Xperia Z since day 1 here and i’m tired of 4.2.2, Z2 and its successor all the way for me.

  • Stanley Lu

    Was gonna switch to Z3 from my Z. Guess now I have to wait for Z4 in 2015…

  • Zeke

    It’s a pity battery technology isn’t progressing/improving at the same rate as mobile chipsets.

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  • josesl16

    Dem physics, indeed.

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