Qualcomm Finally Announces 64-Bit Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 High-End Mobile Processors

By April 8th, 2014 AT 11:00 AM

After Apple released 64-bit processor based iPhone 5S to everyone’s surprise, Qualcomm felt like it was on the backfoot in the mobile processor market, so much so that it hit them in the gut and they were totally unprepared for it. back then, Qualcomm’s CMO Anand Chandrashekhar went on to say that 64-bit processor is a gimmick. But yesterday, Qualcomm has finally unveiled its first high-end 64-bit mobile processors (also called as SoC – System on a Chip); the Snapdragon 808 and the Snapdragon 810.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Block Diagram
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Block Diagram

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

This is the top of the line ARM v8-A based SoC from Qualcomm which features an octa-core CPU based on ARM’s big.LITTLE technology.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 32/64-Bit
  • Octa-Core CPU: 4 x ARM Cortex A57 + 4 x ARM Cortex A53
  • Adreno 430 GPU, H.265 Encode/Decode, 4K Screen, 4K Video Recording
  • Dual-Channel 32-Bit LP-DDR4 RAM
  • Cat 6/7 LTE, DC-HSPA+, Dual-SIM Dual-Active
  • Availability: 1H, 2015

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808

The Snapdragon 808 is a slightly cut-down version of Snapdragon 810. It features a hexa-core CPU based on the same big.LITTLE technology.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 32/64-Bit
  • Octa-Core CPU: 2 x ARM Cortex A57 + 4 x ARM Cortex A53
  • Adreno 418 GPU, H.265 Decode Only, QHD Screen, 4K Video Recording
  • Dual-Channel 32-Bit LP-DDR3 RAM
  • Cat 6/7 LTE, DC-HSPA+, Dual-SIM Dual-Active
  • Availability: 1H, 2015
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Snapdragon 808 LTE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 & Snapdragon 808 LTE Technology

These chipsets will be available in high-end smartphones by first half of 2015, which is a long way to go. Other 64-bit processors by Qualcomm such as Snapdragon 410, Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615 will be available in smartphones by Q4 of 2014.

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Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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