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Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 810 Makes Early Benchmark Appearance

by Brandon Russell | August 15, 2014August 15, 2014 5:30 pm PST

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We have still yet to see a widely available flagship device running Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 805 processor, yet it looks as though the company is already looking toward prepping its Snapdragon 810 chip for 2015. It seems the powerful Note 4, which will allegedly sport the 805 processor, will be outclassed before long.

Qualcomm actually announced its Snapdragon 810 processor earlier this year, so it’s not as if we didn’t know it was coming; we probably won’t see any devices running the chip until this time next year, but the processor has already begun showing up in benchmarks running on a prototype device. This prototype device, by the way, sports a 6.2-inch 2560 x 1600 screen, Android 4.4.2 and 4GB of RAM. My eyebrows were singed off just reading that.

When Qualcomm detailed the Snapdragon 810 processor earlier this year, the company revealed it would run on 64-bit architectures and feature Cat6 LTE, which of course is mainly available in South Korea at the moment. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 810 will also support Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0, NFC, and 2-stream 802.11ac with multi-user MIMO.

These benchmark results were reportedly not operating at full capacity, though sources who spotted the results claim they were quite impressive nonetheless. If that’s the case, enjoy the device you have now, because the specs it has will be hugely outdone by devices running the Snapdragon 810 next year.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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