00

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 600 Promise Major Speed Increases

qualcomm-snapdragon.jpg

Qualcomm is launching a brand new family of mobile CPU’s in 2013, the Snapdragon 800, the Snapdragon 600, the Snapdragon 400, and the Snapdragon 200. These new speed demons will be replacing the current line of Qualcomm chips, the Snapdragon S1, S2, S3 and S4.

The Snapdragon 800 promises a 75 percent increase in CPU performance and double the graphics performance with new Krait 400 CPU cores (at up to 2.3GHz each) and an Adreno 330 GPU. The Snapdragon 800 also houses a faster LTE Cat 4 modem, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, QFHD video recording, support for resolutions up to 2560 x 2048, and components tuned for lower power consumption too. The Snapdragon 800 will start arriving mid-year.

Meanwhile, the new Snapdragon 600 will essentially pick up where the S4 Pro left off in powerful smartphones such as the Droid DNA. The quad-core Krait processor and Adreno 320 graphics have gotten a 40 percent improvement in speed. Smartphones and tablets running the Snapdragon 600 should start to arrive in the second quarter of 2013.

(Via The Verge.)

— Jeff Weisbein

Jeff is the founder & CEO of BestTechie. He has over 10 years of experience working with technology and building businesses. He loves to travel and listen to music.