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Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 801 Quad-core Processor, a “Smooth Step Up” From the 800

This morning from MWC, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 801 processor, a bump up in the lineup from the very popular Snapdragon 800 silicon. It’s not as big of a jump like the Snapdragon 805, which was showcased at CES in January, but Qualcomm states they added performance boosts to all aspects of the processor. 

Qualcomm does just fine at detailing the changes in the 801 compared to the 800, so take a peek below at an excerpt from their blog.

Like the Snapdragon 800 processor, the Snapdragon 801 processor includes integrated 4G LTE CAT4 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for smooth connectivity, a quad core Krait 400 CPU with speeds of up to 2.5 GHz per core for best-in-class processing performance, and an Adreno 330 GPU for premium graphics, all while maintaining industry-leading battery performance.

In the Snapdragon 801 processor, Qualcomm Technologies has boosted the performance of these key processing engines, including the CPU, GPU, DSP, camera sensor and memory components.

According to Qualcomm, the 801 will be commercially available this quarter, which means it’s quite possible this chip could be in the Galaxy S5, and it is already confirmed to be in the new Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 tablet.

Via: Qualcomm
  • Richard Giordano

    Lets hope moto uses this chipset the snapdragon 801 processor in this years Moto X2 and new DROID line up. Would love to see that happen!

  • hebrewHAMMER

    I hope Motorola uses this as their base for the dual core CPU they put in the X8 system for the Moto X successor.

    • Brandon

      It would be nice but I don’t think that would be possible, what are they going to do, just hack off two cores? I believe the X8 was built from the ground up, correct me if I’m wrong.

      • rotard777

        redesgined with a s4 pro chip, although there are dual core s4 chips right? not just the quad cores found in the dna and stuff?

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  • JBartcaps

    This makes sense now, I was reading a Sony Z2 article and noticed it mention the Snapdragon 801 and I was like, what is that?

  • Joseph A. Yager

    If I’m not mistaken I can crack open my G2 and just sort of crunch the 801 on top of the 800…right?

    • Kevin

      Actually, if I did the math right, you only need a 1 to make an 801!

  • EricMayBell

    Battery life is really the only thing I care about at this point. I don’t play hardcore games on my phone. That’s saved for the consoles

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Battery life = Bigger Batter from OEM.

      • Blue Sun

        I like to keep pancake batter out of my mobile devices.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I like to keep mobile devices out of my pancake batter personally.

      • Brandon

        Fine with me! I don’t need my phones to be wafer thin, I’d actually rather have a thicker/heavier device so that it doesn’t feel like a toy. My S4 would fly all over the place in my car (it literally jumped out of the center cup holder, slid across the seat and smashed against the passenger door once while making a left turn at reasonable speeds) and my girlfriend’s N3 feels so cheap and light it that it feels like a dummy model.