Snapdragon 801 promises impressive improvements over the Snapdragon 800
Snapdragon 801 will boost the performance of the processor and graphics by respectively 14% and 28%
There’s hardy been a day since MWC kicked off and things are already really intense around here. When it comes to the world of mobile devices, we are finally able to get the first glimpse at many hot devices by big names in the business. Well, some great high-end smartphones is one thing, but let us not forget that the very engine of every mobile device that gives the muscle, power, performance and speed is what lies under the hood. With that being said, one of the undisputed leaders amongst the chipmakers Qualcomm has just announced its newest Snapdragon chipset that can make those great smartphones we were talking about even faster and more powerful. Although we won’t find a 64-bit processor here, the upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 has some indeed impressive improvements to offer and to top everyone’s favourite and most preferable processor- the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
According to the presentation, the Snapdragon 801 will boost the performance of the processor and graphics by respectively 14% and 28%, as well as it improves the image sensor boosting it to the astonishing 45%, all in comparison to the previous Snapdragon 800. Despite that, the new chip follows the same heterogeneous multi-processing tech for using the number of cores it needs while keeping the rest of the cores down, thanks to which it remains the low power consumption.
The best of it all is that the new Snapdragon 801 is completely compatible with the previous model on hardware and even on software level, as it uses the same Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. In that term, manufacturers can simply replace the old Snapdragon 800 with the new 801 without giving much thought to it. In addition, the new chip will give those devices a whole pack of new features such as Cat4 LTE support, dual-SIM dual active mode support and the H.265 video codec for 1080p.
In terms of availability, it’s fair to assume that the Snapdragon 801 will arrive to devices at the end of this quarter.