FYI: Galaxy S5 is Running the New Snapdragon 801

Yesterday, during Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy S5, representatives were very careful in answering questions concerning the device’s processor. All they would say when asked for specifics was, “2.5GHz quad-core” with no mention of a manufacturer. Benchmarks showed a Snapdragon 800 on-board, but something seemed off with that, especially knowing that Sony announced the Xperia Z2 with a Snapdragon 801 earlier in the day. Why would Samsung not use the newest Qualcomm chipset available in their 2014 flagship?

As it turns out, they are using the latest and greatest. The Galaxy S5 does indeed also run the new Snapdragon 801, according to a statement released this morning by Qualcomm.  (more…)