Qualcomm China recently held an event showcasing its upcoming Snapdragon 810 processor, revealing several new capabilities. The company gave an update on what we didn’t know about the new chipset. Snapdragon 810’s new features see an improvement in terms of video, audio, photography, gaming and networking.
The new processor will have support for Dolby Atmos, which creates a more realistic and in-depth surround sound environment for users during multimedia playback. We also see the integration of over 14 pairs of image processors in the chipset, allowing the device to produce ultra-high quality images up to 55MP.
The Adreno 430 GPU is responsible for the capture and rendering of 4K Ultra High Definition (4K UHD) videos on the chipset. Compared to the Adreno 420 – its predecessor – the Adreno 430 provides 30% faster graphics performance and promises up to 20% less battery consumption. This enables faster graphics computing and a richer mobile gaming experience.
For networking, the chipset supports the MU-MIMO Wi-Fi ac 2.0 technology and Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ad, allowing transfer speeds of up to 4-6 Gbps, overtaking the current 2.4 Gbps speeds on 802.11ac. It also comes with LTE-Advanced Cat 9 network support that allows devices to tap into faster data speeds that is theoretically capable of up to 450 Mbps download speeds. Not only that, the chipset is also compatible with Qualcomm’s WiPower Wireless Charging standard.
The Snapdragon 810 appears to be a great processor with lots of features and potential, despite rumours claiming it has an overheating problem. The chipset has received a lot of hype since last year but currently there are only two devices that will have the processor on board – the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. Let’s see what else Qualcomm has left up its sleeves when the Snapdragon 810 actually gets released.