Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 600 and 800 SoCs
Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800, on paper it looks like they will knock our socks off reports androidcentral. First out of the gate will be the 600 series, expected in commercial devices in the middle of this year. Take the S4 Pro that's in the Nexus 4 or DNA, and make everything better and you are on the right track.
The 600 will feature:
Quad Core Krait 300 CPU at speeds up to 1.9 GHz per core
Adreno 320 GPU
LPDDR3 RAM support
Up to 40-percent better performance than the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
Now remember, we will see this one in devices this summer, not sometime next year. And being 40-percent faster than the Nexus 4 in my pocket means the device is going to be a monster. Once you process this one (pardon the pun) you have the 800 to think about. Take the 600 you're drooling over, and take everything up to 11. It features:
Quad Core Krait 400 CPU at speeds up to 2.3 GHz, per core
Adreno 330 GPU
2x32bit LPDDR3 RAM at 800MHz
4G LTE Cat 4 and 802.11ac support
UltraHD resolution support (4096 × 2304)
Support for DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus and 7.1 surround sound
Dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) up to 55MP
Up to 75% better performance than the Snapdragon S4 Pro
It's hard to imagine how all this is going to translate into real world use. Numbers on paper excite some folks, and these are sure to get some impressive numbers. But this much more raw power will be noticeable in everyday usage as well. It's also said to be available in commercial devices in mid 2013.
And we can't wait to see it. Hit the break to read the press release.