Aug, 15 2014

Qualcomm Snapdragon Chips

While some of you no doubt already setting some money aside for new devices to arrive later this year with Qualcomm’s more powerful Snapdragon 805 processor (current rumors point to the Nexus 6, aka “Shamu” as one of the first), Qualcomm has apparently already begun testing their next model: the Snapdragon 810.

Announced earlier this year, we’re not expecting to get our hands on any devices running Qualcomm’s advanced Snapdragon 810 processors (MSM8994) until at least 2015, but the folks at GforGames spotted an AnTuTu benchmark running on a prototype device packing a 6.2-inch 1600×2560 resolution display, 4GB of RAM and is running on Android 4.4.2.

Antutu Snapdragon 810

The benchmark doesn’t reveal much about the 810 other than some basic information like an Adreno 430 GPU and a 64-bit octa-core CPU (4 Cortex-A57 cores and 4 Cortex-A53 cores). Although not pictured, sources who spotted the results mention they were “impressive.” Keep in mind the CPU wasn’t even operating at full capacity when tested, showing a 200-940MHz clockspeed and not the usual 2GHz+.

While there’s no way we could guess which will be the first phone running the new processor, we can start placing bets (my money is on the LG G4).

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