Qualcomm brings the future to developers with Snapdragon 810 reference phone, tablet
Qualcomm has just released its Mobile Development Platform smartphone and tablet designs, both of which contain the company's next generation chipsets to highlight the power of the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, it's Adreno 430 GPU, and the Hexagon V56 digital signal processor. This means that qualified developers will be able to get Qualcomm's next-generation chipsets to build apps and test their products today, though it won't be cheap. The reference smartphone design will cost $799 and the powerful tablet will set developers back $999, far in excess of Google's $649 for a Nexus 6 and $399 for a Nexus 9 with today's components.
The Qualcomm reference phone packs in a 6.2-inch QHD display, which is slightly larger than the 6-inch Nexus 6 but packs the same number of pixels, along with 4 GB of RAM for robust multitasking. The device comes with 32 GB of storage, a 3,020 mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, 4-megapixel front-facing selfie camera, and a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS.
On the tablet front, we have a 10.1-inch display with a 3840 X 2160-pixel resolution, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and a capacious 7,560 mAh battery to power the tablet.
Consumers won't be able to have access to these devices, so even if you have the cash to cough up, you'll have to wait until your favorite Android device-maker releases a flagship with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 810 processor. Developers working for approved companies and developing for Qualcomm Snapdragon should be able to experience the power of these chips for their development work today though.
Source: Intrinsync 1, 2
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PC's are your baseband here.. Outside of Geeks ( of course.. ) has the public at large, been clamoring over 64-Bit technology? Is the general consensus " I have to upgrade my Windows 7 32-Bit to the 64-Bit version that came in the box! I'm missing out on so much! " Really? It's no big deal in the PC world.. and it will be no big deal in the cellular world as well.. for YEARS to come. Don't fool yourself.. there are NO practical reasons for 64-Bit registers as we fast approach 2015. Trust me on this one... :-)
Count even more Nex..
64-Bit is the Fine A$$ Blonde.. that is HOT! until you spend 5 minutes with her.. and realize she's an airhead.. and not worth your time.
Did iPhone's take a "Quantum Jump" in performance when they switched to 64-Bit ? And Apple controls the Soft and Hardware. So.. what makes you think this is nothing more than a marketing move at this stage of development? Do you really believe Android will take that Quantum Leap with 64-Bit that Apple could not ?
Only Geeks ( Or Wanna-Be Geeks because they've found AC ) are quoting 64-Bit specs.
Nothing the general population of Cellular users will use for the next 3 years will require an abandonment of 32-Bit Architecture in favor of 64-Bit registers.. period.
So you can hang on to your Note 4's, M8,'s and S5's.. ( Honestly, you can let the G3's go.. That was a Bastard Creation with a next-gen screen and the prior-gen's SoC ) they will be just fine for the life of your contracts.. for those of you still locked into one of those.. :-)