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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 and 600-the cavalry is here

by On January 9, 2013

After NVIDIA announced its latest and mightiest Tegra 4 chip, we were worried that Qualcomm might lag behind this year. But Qualcomm was also hiding a microscopic ace up its sleeve and made us excited about its new line of mobile processing chips. The company announced the Snapdragon 800, 600, 400 and 200 mobile processing chips yesterday afternoon. With the emphasis on the first two (800 and 600) ones as they are seemingly more powerful. The Snapdragon 800 is the most powerful of the lot and we are terming it the flagship chip. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 800 will be able to operate on much less energy demand than the previous S4 Pro chips. The Snapdragon is almost 75 percent more power-efficient that the last model all thanks to the 28nm manufacturing process. Also due to the fact that the Snapdragon 800 uses a latest Krait 400 CPU quad configuration which allows better performance per watt of power usage. Apart from being a power saving tech wonder the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 also is quite powerful. It allows you to capture and playback 4k Ultra High Definition videos, better 4G/LTE connectivity as well as improvements in still photography. Did we mention that the Snapdragon 800 churn out a display resolution of 2560 x 2048 pixels? The little brother of Snapdragon 800, the 600 is not far behind which boasts a new Krait 300 quad core CPU and an improved Adreno 320 GPU. The Snapdragon 800/600 equipped devices are on their way through so you don’t have to wait much long. With already more than 50 devices lining up to use the latest crop of processors but of the top tier chips will be shipping around mid of 2013. Exciting times we live in.

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