Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor is a multi-core processor which supports speeds up to 2.2 GHz. It’s expected to be one of the fastest ARM-based chips to ship this year.
Earlier this year the company showed off prototype tablets demonstrating the chip’s Android gaming performance. But it turns out Snapdragon 800 isn’t just for Android — Qualcomm has announced that it’s working with Microsoft to support Windows RT 8.1.
That’s Microsoft’s next-generation version of Windows for ARM-based devices, which is expected to ship in the second half of 2013.
Aside from offering faster performance than earlier chips, the Snapdragon 800 processor adds support for USB 3.0 and an integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE modem.
It’s based on a Krait 400 processor core, supports 802.11ac WiFi, and can handle display resolutions as high as 2560 x 2048 pixels. It also supports camera with sensors as high as 55 megapixels.