Despite the fact that the Snapdragon 810 SoC was officially announced several months ago, the chipset at hand is not expected to become commercially available before 2015. Until that moment comes however, Qualcomm has plenty of time to further tweak and improve its SoC, and judging by the latest happenings it appears that the SD 810 is already undergoing testing.
Long story short, a new test machine that seems to draw its processing power from the Snapdragon 810 popped-up in AnTuTu’s database, revealing some of the chipset’s characteristics. Interested in learning the details? You’ll find them right after the break.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Undergoing Testing
As mentioned above, the Snapdragon 810 SoC has been spotted in AnTuTu powering a test machine that seems to feature a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 and 4 GB of RAM. The SoC is comprised of an Adreno 430 graphics chip and an octa-core 64-bit CPU boasting 4 Cortex-A57 cores coupled with 4 Cortex-A53 cores.
Some of you might notice that the CPU’s frequency of 200-940 MHz is extremely low for a high-end model, but once again this is most likely a prototype and it doesn’t perform at its fullest potential. On-paper though, the Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) should be clocked at roughly 2 GHz per core.
Last but not least, the test machine runs on Android 4.4.2, but chances are that by the time the Snapdragon 810 will be ready for the masses, Android L will be the new best thing from Google.
As far as performance goes, without revealing the exact benchmark results, the source says that despite the fact that the prototype is only clocked at max 940Mhz, the results are extremely impressive.
We’ll continue and keep an eye out for more clues on the Snapdragon 810’s whereabouts, and we’re hopeful that new benchmark tests will emerge soon now that the unit popped-up in AnTuTu’s database. Stick around and we’ll keep you posted.