Qualcomm has just announced their next generation of mobile processors, the Snapdragon 800 and 600 series.
Starting with the Snapdragon 600, it includes two of Qualcomm’s newest Krait 300 cores, clocked at 1.9GHz. The GPU is the Adreno 320 with an increased clock speed compared to the one in the S4. The Snapdragon 600 is aimed at mid-range mobile devices.
If you want something faster, then Qualcomm has the new Snapdragon 800 for you. Running four of the latest Krait 400 CPU cores clocked at an incredible 2.3GHz, along with a brand new Adreno 330 GPU, which is said to be 50 percent faster than the Adreno 320. Thanks to all this power, the Snapdragon 800 is also capable of encoding/deciding 4K content at 30fps.
Other features include integrated 9×25 3rd generation LTE baseband, integrated 802.11ac baseband and 2x32bit LP-DDR3 at 800MHz memory with 12.8GB/s bandwidth. Both the Snapdragon 800 and 600 are based on TSMC’s 28nm process.
The old Snapdragon S1-S4 series has now been rebranded and replaced by the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and 800 series of processors. The Snapdragon 800 and 600 are expected to arrive by the middle of the year.