Qualcomm Reveals High-End Snapdragon 810 and 808
Qualcomm today announced two additions to its family of Snapdragon processors. The 810 and 808 are the company's premiere chips and incorporate three key technologies: 64-bit processing, LTE-advanced networks, and carrier aggregation up to 60MHz. Both use 20nm processing, include LTE Category 6, and can support 3 x 20MHz carrier aggregation. Qualcomm says these technologies together allow the 810 and 808 to support theoretical download speeds of up to 300Mbps. The 810 uses two quad-core arrays with a bank of ARM Cortex A57s and a bank of A53s. It includes the new Adreno 430 GPU and supports 4K video capture and image sensors up to 55-megapixels. The 808 uses a dual-A57 and quad-A53 processor configuration. It supports 2K displays and includes an Adreno 418 GPU. Qualcomm expects the 810 and 808 to sample during the second half of 2014 and reach consumer devices during the first half of 2015.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Qualcomm Adds LTE Cat 9 to Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm today announced it has improved the Snapdragon 810 processor by incorporating an LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation modem. With LTE Cat 9 on board, Qualcomm claims the 810 has reached download speeds of 450Mbps over three 20MHz LTE carriers in lab-based tests.
Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.
Qualcomm's Latest Snapdragons Target Mid- and Entry-Level Phones
Qualcomm announced two new additions to its family of Snapdragon processors, the Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 430. The chips will bring new features to inexpensive and volume handsets.
Qualcomm Intros a Trio of Snapdragons and an LTE Modem
Qualcomm today announced a handful of processors alongside a new LTE modem for mobile devices. The Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425 all support LTE with carrier aggregation, 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, Quick Charge, and Qualcomm's TruSignal and Hexagon technology for better call and audio quality.