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Qualcomm Shows Off Snapdragon 810 Processors With WiGig Technology

October 17, 2014 - Written By Jamil Bryant

When you hear the name Qualcomm, the first thought that probably pops into your mind is the word Snapdragon. That’s the processor that powers many phones like the Motorola Moto X,  the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and the LG G3. All of these devices share the wonderful power and speeds of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Just the other day at a party in New York City, Qualcomm had a demo station set up with two prototype tablets that gave all of us a glimpse of the power of WiGig. It may have a goofy name, but the power of WiGig is a wireless technology that will be integrated within the Snapdragon 810 processors that will start appearing next year. The WiGig technology will have the ability to transfer up to 7 Gbps, and that’s leagues ahead of what we see now.

At the booth that Qualcomm set up, they had two prototype Android tablets that had Snapdragon 810 processors. Both of the prototype tablets were connected to one another via peer-to-peer connection, and one of the tablets was streaming 4K content that was stored on the other tablet. Keep in mind that streaming 4K takes a lot of Gbps, and while these tablets were doing so, 1.5 Gbps of bandwidth was still available. So what does that mean? You can quickly transfer files between the two tablets even while 4K content is being streamed. Now how crazy does that sound?

While more phones continue to release with 4K recording, we’re going to start noticing how large these files really are. The WiGig technology allows us to transfer these files between devices instantaneously, while letting us doing other stuff on our devices. The sad part to this is that we will have to wait until next year for Snapdragon 810 processors to start hitting phones. So those day dreams you just had of 4K streaming and fast file transfers will have to wait until Qualcomm releases the final product. In the mean time, while Qualcomm continues to work out the kinks, share your thoughts with us about WiGig. Do speedy transfer interest you? Let us know in the comments section and don’t forget to check out the footage of the WiGig technology below.