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Qualcomm unveils reference Snapdragon 810 smartphone and tablet

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone and tablet
Qualcomm has just unveiled smartphone and tablet reference devices based on the upcoming Snapdragon 810 SoC. As mobile developer platforms, these devices are not aimed at the consumer market, but still provide a sneak peak into next year's technology.

Both the smartphone and the tablet will be based on Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 810 SoC, a 64-bit chip that incorporates four ARM Cortex A57 CPU cores, four ARM Cortex A53 CPU cores, and an Adreno 430 GPU that brings support for 4K displays. Qualcomm claims that, compared to the Snapdragon 801, the Snapdragon 810 will bring improvements in CPU performance and power efficiency, and 30 percent faster graphics.

The first ever Snapdragon 810 smartphone can be pre-ordered at the price of $799, while the first Snapdragon 810 tablet will set you back $999. These are premium prices, but they are validated by the next-gen hardware. Both devices will be commercialized through Canadian retailer Intrinsyc and orders will start shipping in mid-December.

These are the most important specifications available on the Snapdragon 810 reference tablet:

  • Display : 10.1-inch panel with 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution and 436PPI
  • RAM Memory: 4GB LP-DDR4
  • Storage: 64GB integrated, microSD supported
  • Cameras: 13 MP primary with OIS and dual LED flash, 4MP secondary, Dual 3D IR gesture cameras
  • Battery: 7560 mAh
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 2.5 GHz/5 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C GPS, NFC, USB 3.0 (OTG), Micro HDMI
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop

In addition, the reference Snapdragon 810 tablet also comes with a multitude of sensors such as a fingerprint reader, eight microphones, a temperature sensor, and a humidity sensor.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone shares many of the specifications listed above, such as the RAM, the cameras, and the sensors. Here are the specs that differ:

  • Display: 6.2-inch panel,  2560 x 1600 QHD resolution, 487 PPI
  • Storage: 32GB integrated, microSD supported
  • Battery: 3,020mAh
  • Speakers: Mono


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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2014 11 > Qualcomm unveils reference Snapdragon 810 smartphone and tablet
Mihai Andrici, 2014-11-25 (Update: 2014-11-25)