There are a couple of well-known smartphone SoC manufacturers out there, but Qualcomm must be the most popular of the bunch. Many manufacturers around the world use Qualcomm's mobile chips which have become a standard of sorts in the mobile world. Samsung's Exynos, Huawei's Kirin, Nvidia's Tegra, Intel's and MediaTek's chips are also around, for example, but top manufacturers still usually opt for Qualcomm's chips. Well, the newest version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC is here and should start appearing in smartphones in the coming months, until then, its clock speeds have been revealed, so let's take a look what's what.
First and foremost, the Snapdragon 810 is an octa-core chip. This SoC comes with four Cortex A57 high-performance cores and four Cortex A53 power-efficient cores. The Cortex A57 is able to run at a clock speed of up to 1958MHz (1.96GHz) and the power-efficient Cortex A53 will be clocked at up to 1555MHz (1.56GHz). You might notice that these clock speeds are lower than the Snapdragon 805 speeds which are running at up to 2.65GHz, but we're talking about an octa-core chip here, not the quad-core variant. One more thing to note is the fact we're not talking about a custom Krait cores here, Qualcomm decided to use ARM's processor license featuring the A57 and A53 cores instead for some reason. The Snapdragon 810 is 64-bit chip built on the new ARMv8-A instruction set while its predecessor, Snapdragon 805, uses the ARMv7-A ISA instruction set and is a 32-bit SoC. One more difference between the two chips lays in the manufacturing process. the Snapdragon 810 is built on the more efficient 20nm process while the Snapdragon 805 is manufactured on a 28nm process.
If you'd like to know more details about the Snapdragon 810 chip, feel free to take a look at the gallery down below where you'll find a ton of technical details about this chip along with the spec-by-spec comparison between the Snapdragon 810 and the Snapdragon 808. That being said, let us know which chip are you currently running in your device(s), smartphone, tablet, smartwatch… whatever piece of mobile technology you currently own.