MWC 2014 | Qualcomm announces 64-bit Snapdragon 801 high-end processor
Next to a few other new chips, Qualcomm Technologies announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the successor of the notorious Snapdragon 800 processor, dubbed Snapdragon 801. While not a completely new design, the 801 offers a solid performance increase over the 800 and also provides improved efficiency.
The highlights of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 include:
- 28 nm quad-core Krait 400 processor up to 2.5 GHz and Adreno 330 graphics
- 600 MHz Hexagon DSP for ultra-low power operation while running multimedia applications
- Quick Charge 2.0 for up to 75 percent faster battery charging
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with IZat GNSS location technology
- USB 3.0 support
- Support for cameras up to 21 MP
- Miracast Full HD support and displays up to 2,560X2,048 pixels (internal) or 4K (external)
The enhanced Adreno 330 GPU can provide up to 50 percent better performance than its predecessor Adreno 320 and has support for advanced APIs such as DirectX, OpenCL, OpenGL ES 3.0, Renderscript Compute and FlexRender.
First Qualcomm Snapdragon 801-powered devices are already being shown in Barcelona this week and they should become commercially available a little later during this quarter.