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Snapdragon 801 More Than a Modest Upgrade

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Feb 25, 2014, 11:50 AM

article correction

The assertion that the Snapdragon 801 has an integrated LTE baseband while the Snapdragon 800 does not is incorrect. The MSM8974 -- used in the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Nexus 5 -- is a Snapdragon 800 chipset. It is a full SoC with processor and LTE Category 4 baseband. Do not confuse the Snapdragon 800 with the Snapdragon 600, specifically the APQ8064, which was just a processor and had to be paired with the separate MDM9615 baseband.

Agree that the article needs correction. From the linked Qualcomm blog page:

"Like the Snapdragon 800 processor, the Snapdragon 801 processor includes integrated 4G LTE CAT4 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for smooth connectivity, a quad core Krait 400 CPU wit...
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