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Benchmark Shows Qualcomm is Field Testing Snapdragon 810

Thanks to the latest newsworthy benchmark posted up on AnTuTu, it looks as if Qualcomm is busy testing the upcoming Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor, using it on a developer device that features a 6.2″ WQXGA resolution, which is the same resolution found on the old Nexus 10 tablet. 

The chip, according to the benchmark, was only clocked at 200MHz to 940MHz, but don’t let that scare you. During early testing, processors are usually clocked a bit slower, nowhere near their full potential.

As for what else the benchmark shows us, the test device was running 4GB of RAM, Android 4.4.2, and the latest Adreno 430 GPU. According to the source, even though the chip was clocked rather low, results were “extremely impressive.”

The Snapdragon 810 is reported to arrive in consumer devices during the first half of 2015, but is not confirmed for any upcoming phones quite yet. If we were to speculate, which we love doing, the Galaxy S6 wouldn’t be completely out of the picture, as well as LG’s G4 flagship next year.

If more Snapdragon 810 news pops up, we will keep you posted.


Via: G for Games | AnTuTu
  • renz

    so what is the score?

  • Lucy

    Good job Qualcomm. You are only about 18 months behind Apple. I guess limited competition makes companies lazy.

  • shamatuu

    the new HTC M9 god please need a better name.

  • s.m.

    I see more chipsets than updates these days

  • Jason B

    Prototype silicon to test if basic functions are working. Clock speed is inconsequential until the silicon moves closer to final specification.

  • trd105

    But why isn’t it in the Moto X+1?

    • Simon Belmont

      Uh. Probably because that phone is just about to ship, and the Snappy 810 won’t be out until next year?

      Maybe it’ll be in the Moto X+2 next year. Just a thought.

      • trd105


        I forgot that

  • roberthenderson

    It’ll give me something to look forward to in the Note 5 (if samsungs techtards pull their heads out of their butts and figure out that you put the speaker on the front of a multi-media phone).

  • mcdonsco

    Que the idiot comments that every phone released in the next 6 months is a fail if it doesn’t have this proc.

    • The Bryan Yarrell Experience

      We’ve already got Richard “why don’t the red checkers taste the same as the black ones?” Yarrell and Bryan “I’m a total tool, brah” Mills in this thread. Idiot quota achieved.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Either that’s not the “real” Yarrell, or someone hacked his comment for some…colorful…additions.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    4GB of RAM! That’s what I am talking about. A multitasking animal that can take on Touchwiz and give it 0 fukkkkks

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      TouchWiz would make a Core i7 4770k paired with a GTX Titan 3-way SLI and 32GB of RAM stutter. It is just really, really poorly implemented, and no amount of power can overcome that.

      I am sincerely crossing my fingers that Material Design will be enough of a change to get Samsung to redesign TouchWiz from the ground up. After 4 years, it desperately needs it.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        But just the fact that someone is pushing towards 4GB shows the value of more RAM – and they see it and know it – to reduce bottleneck and to keep apps and processes in memory for a speedier, smoother more rapid experience. I love it.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Oh absolutely, more RAM is better in Linux systems as a general rule. However, we are still at a point in mobile where the return for adding more RAM is less significant to the user experience than, say, faster RAM, or (even better) faster eMMC to feed the RAM/CPU said data. If the eMMC was almost as fast as loading from RAM, then the size of the RAM wouldn’t matter nearly as much.

          • Dave

            It’s virtually necessary to have 4gb in a 64bit system.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Why would that be? 64-bit addressing doesn’t mean that any more data is handled, it’s just handled in bigger chunks.

          • Dave

            I’m not a computer master by any means, but have read a few tidbits on the issue, here is one.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            “But for most people who just keep a few programs running at a time, 4 GB or more of memory offers no tangible benefit over a computer with 2 GB of memory and a 32-bit version of Windows.”

            More memory simply means you can keep more data readily available without needing to access the much, much slower eMMC storage, resulting in better performance. But if you only use 1GB of RAM at any given time, adding another 1GB won’t really help anything.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            And then I wonder where ART and Dalvik play into it.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Those are the runtimes, so not much really. The data in RAM should have already been run through a compiler so the CPU can understand and work with it. The difference between ART and Dalvik is basically when that conversion is done; at app install (ART) or when the app is launched (Dalvik).

      • Big EZ

        When I went from a device with 1 gb of ram to the Note 2 with 2 gb of ram I saw no improvement at all. Jumping from the Note 2 to the G3 with 3 gb of ram was like night and day. With the Note 2 I could leave tabs open in the browser and open up two other apps and it would have to reload the browser when I opened it back up. Now with the G3 I can open up nine apps (so far that’s as many as I’ve tried) and the bbrowser still stays loaded up ready to go.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          I don’t think that was so much moving from 2GB of RAM to 3GB of RAM, so much as moving from Samsung to LG. My wife’s Moto X runs FB, Chrome with 32 tabs (yes, 32, for some reason she refuses to clear them out >.>), plus all the other stuff without a single hiccup, and at worst 1.5GB used.

          Point is, 2GB RAM *shouldn’t* be an issue in Android for at least the next few years, as Google is continuing to push devs to further tune down their RAM usage.

          • Big EZ

            That’s pretty much my point. With Samsung I gained nothing by doubling my ram from 1 gb to 2 gb. I’m loving the 3 gb of ram the G3 has, but I won’t complain about more gee bees.

          • Shawn John

            You could have 8GB of ram and not see any difference in performance unless the apps you use utilize the extra ram. Kind of like Windows XP seeing and utilizing only up to 3GB of ram even though you have more than 3GB installed.

          • Big EZ

            Soon the chips for high end devices will be 64 bit. That won’t be an issue. Windows XP can utilize more than 3 gb unless you have 32 bit XP.

          • Shawn John

            Hence my statement, “unless the OS and apps you use utilize the extra ram”. The only XP version that prevent’s you from seeing the extra ram is the 32bit version, you are correct.

          • Rob

            Dude, my wife never closes her tabs either.

      • roberthenderson

        2.Freeze or remove TouchWiz (after installing another launcher of course)

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          This is 2014. There is absolutely, positively *NO* reason that I should need to root or otherwise modify my system image to get basic, smooth functionality out of my device. The power is there. Other devices with identical hardware, and even some with significantly less powerful hardware, still offer a perfectly smooth user experience.

      • Dave

        Ironically enough I sold my MotoX after I compared it to my 2 year old Note2. The lag is there, but it’s so absolutely trivial, it’s a joke that people make such a big deal about it. Maybe it’s different on other devices, but I’m talking like ⅛ of a second lag. Nothing big…

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Some people (myself included) get annoyed by even that much lag. At this point, the device should be waiting for me not the other way around, at least when not loading things like large apps and games.

        • Big EZ

          Comparing my old Note 2 to my wife’s Moto X the X kills it hands down. My Note 2 wasn’t bad when I had it unlocked with a rom on it. When I got my replacement and couldn’t unlock it, that’s when I saw just how slow it was. It was fine for a few weeks, then got progressively slower. I deleted most apps thinking that was the reason but that didn’t help.

      • Simon Belmont

        I lol’d at your first sentence. Seriously.

        Mostly because it’s so full of merit and truthiness. Good work.

  • jwildman16

    I don’t understand why chip and phone manufacturers don’t develop and use their own benchmarking software that doesn’t get shown to the world. I guess maybe they’re just hypebeasting.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Why would they want to do that? That would be really expensive, for little gain. Plus, internal benchmarks can help with debugging, but make comparative analysis difficult.

    • Suicide_Note

      It’s free publicity and gets everyone geeked for their new product. Why would Qualcomm want to change that?

  • Jim Davis

    a 6.2″ WQXGA resolution

    I can never decode those stupid ***GA resolution definitions. Just state the resolution. Unambiguous.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson


      EDIT: Easier to read than first link

    • mgamerz

      You mean you can’t determine Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array Plus from the WQXGA+?

    • mgamerz

      Or how about Wide Hexadecatuple Super Extended Graphics Array [2000!]?

      • michael arazan

        I’m a nerd, and this is even making my brain hurt

    • staticx57

      You mean like how it is in the picture?

  • Shawn John

    All Android wear and mobile devices should use the Qualcomm Mirasol display technology or come up with something similar, having to create shade or hide from the sun to view your device screen is kind of an annoyance that could be addressed by using that technology. I guess if you don’t reside in San Diego not a majority of people experience this problem.

    • Big EZ

      Nobody wants to live it that whales vagina.

      • Shawn John

        Cool don’t want you too, you probably couldn’t afford to live here anyways, you can go bundle up for the winter, while Im at the Beach enjoying June 21st weather year round.

  • Voltism

    And watch as they waste all of the increased power by putting it in a phone with an even higher res display. Just give me the fastest processor with a 1080p screen so I can have better gpu power and longer battery life

    • Bryan Mills

      The screen doesn’t use much more battery. Getting the same life on my G3 as my G2.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Think they were referring to the raw performance, as an 801 can’t push a QHD screen at 60 fps in a demanding game, but probably could at 1080p. Also, fewer pixels does equal less power.

        As for the G3, LG had to work really hard to get equivalent battery life. One wonders what the result would have been had they worked just as hard with a 1080p panel.

        • j

          big ups! Performance gains by sticking with a lower res screen (not that 1080p is low res) vastly outweigh the negligible to barely noticable sharpness increase from a higher res screen. In my humble opinion.

        • hkklife

          Agreed. I still maintain that (marketing arguments for being “first” aside) LG should have had, say, a 5.3″ 1080P 801-powered G3 and then followed that up with a 5.6″ QHD G3 Prime with an 805 in time for the holidays. And, as others have said, it’s not like the QHD panels used in the G3 are all that good compared to what Samsung is using these days.

      • Charlie Woga

        Mills was way off on G3 performance. The guy is a complete idiot.

    • RoadsterHD1

      You mean a four-core GPU and 3500mAH battery that can last up to two days with normal use?

  • Bryan Mills

    Uh oh guys, the Note 4 is already out-dated and using an old chip.

    • nick

      I love your comments it gets people raging hahahaha

      • Bryan Mills
        • RoadsterHD1

          LOL. NICE!!!!

        • Suicide_Note

          I’m laughing my ass off over here. Don’t ever change, senor Mills.

        • Slow Joe

          LOL! Another hilarious gif. Keep ’em coming. ha ha. it hurts!

        • William_Morris

          Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    • Richard Yarrell

      This guy has no life he’s an Internet troll and society loser pretty typical on the Droid-Life site. Basic weiner head

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        I do believe that this is best case of the pot calling the kettle black that I have ever seen in my life.

        • Suicide_Note

          I feel like we’re watching Obi-Wan versus Anakin.

          • michael arazan

            Just without the force, knowledge, and foresight

      • Bryan Mills
      • Suicide_Note

        Wait, aren’t you a Samsung knight and, in effect, giving yourself the finger?

        • Oh Richard

          The “weiner head” at the end was a nice touch, though.

      • Pootis Man

        And you troll and hate on anything that isn’t Samsung.

      • squiddy20

        This coming from the guy who has nothing better to do with his miserable little life than comment on every blog or Tech website about how Samsung is boss or “on top”.
        You clearly do not know half of the words you just used, since you just described yourself. Congratulations you retarded f*ck up.

    • GPier

      LOL! Well played sir.

    • Matthew

      yeah.s805 is slow

    • Bryans Science Teacher

      Um, Mr Mills, the 805 will outperform the 810 thanks to the Krait architecture in the 805 where the 810 has hi/lo. The 810 was rushed out to respond to Apple’s 64 bit A7, I understand you are a dumbass, but please stop embarrassing yourself.

    • Briana Milla

      You mad, bro?

    • Stupid Make Me Sleepy