Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 600, 800 mobile processors

Posted by: Brett

Qualcomm has announced two new high-end mobile processors at CES 2013 – the Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800 processors. Both new chips up the ante in the mobile processor industry and Qualcomm says they even outperform the latest chips of their competitors. Keep reading for the full scoop on Qualcomm’s newest chips.

First, the Snapdragon 600 processor. Here’s what the Snapdragon 600 processor will feature:

  • Quad-core Krait 300 CPU running at up to 1.9 GHz per core
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • LPDDR3 RAM support
  • Up to 40% better performance than the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor

Next, is the Snapdragon 800 processor which is said to be the flagship Snapdragon processor and offers even more performance than the 600 processors. Here’s what it will feature:

  • 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

Qualcomm also mentioned the Snapdragon 200 and Snapdragon 400 for lower-end devices, but provided no details about them. We can assume they’ll shed more light on them at a later point.

The Snapdragon 800 processors are expected to be apart of commercial devices by the middle of this year and the Snapdragon 600 processors are expected to be in commercial devices by Q2 of this year.

Source: PR Newswire, Qualcomm


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