Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor is an octa-core, 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. Qualcomm says it’s up to 30 percent faster than a Snapdragon 805 chip, supports LPDDR4 memory, and has other improvements.
The new processor probably won’t be available in consumer devices until 2015. But developers who want to get a head start working with Snapdragon 810-powered hardware can order Intrinsyc’s new MDP smartphone or MDP tablet.
They’re each expected to ship in mid-December… but bear in mind that these are devices aimed at developers, not the general public. They’re expensive and the “smartphone” doesn’t actually support mobile networks. The MDP in the name stans for Mobile Development Platform.
Both devices have Snapdragon 810 processors with Adreno 430 graphics, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and NFC, 4GB of RAM, 13MP rear cameras, and 4MP front-facing cameras.
The tablet has a 10.1 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel display, dual 3D IR gesture cameras, and a 7560mAh battery. It has 64GB of eMMC 5.0 storage. The “phone” has a 6.17 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 32GB of storage, and a 3020mAh battery.
Both the phone and the tablet support Qualcomm’s QuickCharge technology, but only the tablet has wireless charging. The tablet also has stereo front-facing speakers, while the phone has a mono speaker. Both have ultrasound emitters for gesture applications, but the tablet has dual sensors while the phone has just one. And both devices have microSD card slots and micro HDMI ports.
If those prices are too steep for you, there’s also a $499 DragonBoard development kit with a Snapdragon 810 processor. It’s just a bit less… portable.