Qualcomm has decided to change the naming of their next gen hardware components to one very easy to spot and understand. More so, the manufacturer has announced chips that provide ultimate performance in all areas and also target the low-priced device market.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips will come in as the Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200. The manufacturer has advertised the first two categories that will be integrated in the newest high-end devices. The Snapdragon 600 comes to replace the current gen Snapdragon S4 Pro chips offering LTE in a quad-core Krait configuration and Adreno 320 GPU with over 40% performance gain over the current gen. Snapdragon 600 devices are expected in the second quarter of the year.
With the Snapdragon 800 the company has pushed the limits in performance to achieve new boundaries. The chip integrates the new Krait 400 CPU cores at up to 2.3GHz each and the all new Adreno 330 GPU. At over 70% increase in performance over the current high-end components, the chip provides faster LTE speeds, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, QFHD video recording, support for resolutions up to 2560 x 2048, and optimized battery life. The Snapdragon 800 will be available somewhere mid-year.