The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor was first revealed back at CES 2013. It is a quadcore chip that utilizes Qualcomm’s new Krait 400 CPU designed with 28nm process and optimized for frequencies as high as 2.3Ghz. It has a Adreno 330 GPU on board which supports 4K playback at 30 frames per second. The company has now announced that Snapdragon 800 processor enter mass production next month.
The Qualcomm 600 has already proved to be successful, with manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC both opting for it to power their latest high-end flagship smartphones. Snapdragon 600 is appreciated largely for its amazing performance and power consumption. With all four cores clocked asynchronously, the Snapdragon 800 is similar to the 600, besides the fact that it touts clock speed of 2.3Ghz, a better GPU and is expected to be more power efficient. The confirmation about mass production of its next processor was made by Qualcomm in Beijing, it begins towards the end of May. There’s no doubt that some phenomenal mobile devices will be powered by this upcoming processor, however the company is tight-lipped about the devices that will tout the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
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