Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Appears in Benchmarks, Looks to be in Testing

August 15, 2014 - Written By Nick Sutrich

We’re always looking at the next big thing here at Android Headlines, and we know you all are too, so that’s why we get excited when we see prototype devices pop up in benchmark databases like this one has.  Qualcomm is the biggest player in the mobile chipset business right now, and while we’re just now seeing the Snapdragon 805 ship out in high-end devices like the LG G3 LTE-A and the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, chips like the Snapdragon 808 and 810 are just around the corner from being released as well.  While the 810 has a production schedule that’ll put itself into phones in the spring like the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, we haven’t had much of a chance to see this thing in action since it’s been so early in its production cycle.

Now it looks like a prototype unit has emerged on AnTuTu’s benchmark database, one of the most popular benchmarking tools around.  AnTuTu themselves love to highlight when these sorts of things get tested, but this one is a little bit different from most leaked tests we normally see.  First off the prototype unit has a 6.2-inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display, putting it just slightly over the resolution of a 2K display which is 2560 x 1440.  It’s also got 4GB of RAM, something only rumored to be in the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, and for some reason only runs Android 4.4.2.  There’s also the odd CPU frequency range here from 200MHZ to 940.8MHz, which means this is likely one of the first big tests of a commercially available benchmark there is, and that it’s an early test unit of the processor onboard.

AnTuTu isn’t releasing the benchmark results because of this oddly low CPU frequency, but they are saying that it’s extremely impressive when compared to other chipsets currently out running at the same frequency.  We know the Snapdragon 810 is a 64-bit chipset from Qualcomm and features dueling quad-core processors inside to create an effective ocotcore processor, since the units can work in tandem when needed.  This design features a powerful quad-core for the heavy lifting, and a low-power quad-core for light tasks like email and messaging so as to save battery.  We’ll definitely see more of this chipset as we get closer to the end of the year, so stay tuned!