So Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, the new SoC which opens with LG G4

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Comes the new LG G4 and does so with a few surprises, including the SoC used Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. But is that really existed this model? Yes, and in fact is not anything new that many thought.

The family of Snapdragon 808 is one of those curiosities of the market. It was presented in April 2014, just a year ago, and we have not seen to jump-start this week with the G4. It is the only member of the family, in fact, and now opens, one year after its submission. What can you offer us?

SnapdragonThe technical features of Snapdragon 808

If you look at your CPU we find a total of six-core 64-bit, manufactured in 20 nanometers – the same process with the Snapdragon 810 – and willing to approach the high end.

Six cores? Yes, you read it right. While most market alternatives bet on four or eight cores configurations Big.little 4 + 4 Snapdragon 808 includes two Cortex-A57 and A53 Cortex-four. Official clock frequencies are put on 1.82 and 1.44 GHz., But as you know this issue will depend on what you want the device manufacturer.

Next to the CPU are standard features. The 64 bits and are almost a standard in the market, LPDDR3 memory and support for LTE networks Cat.6, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and eMMC 5.0. Normal in a current high-end.

When you get a new smartphone or tablet SoC many are set in graphics power. Snapdragon The case 808 passes through a Adreno GPU 418, which is below the 430 of 810 and 405 above and 330 of Snapdragon 610 and 615, and 801, respectively. For reference, the following table shows the GFLOPS (floating point operations per second):

Performance And how are we going?

For now it is unknown as the G4 only just been introduced on the market. For the final results still have to wait, although there are already results of some benchmarks that allow us to know where the Snapdragon 808 moves against the competition.

Results vary, how could it be otherwise, according to the last benchmark. In general it is observed that Snapdragon 808 is well below the Snapdragon 810 and Exynos July, over his two rivals. A result that, frankly, expected. If we seek a comparison against the 801 broadly the Snapdragon 808 is higher, but not all the tests.

We must also recognize that it has reached a point in the market in which the performance of a smartphone is not essential , as if it was old. And as already witnessed in our first impressions, LG G4 is a large terminal in many other aspects.

LG G4, for now the only one with Snapdragon 808

And this is a big surprise yes. Neither Qualcomm or any other SoC designer can afford only a model to be used in a single model. And, currently, only the LG G4 uses the Snapdragon 808.

Is the model MSM8992 presented and chosen solely by LG for G4. For now there are rumors that bring us other devices, though logic tells us that yes, sometime others have to go. However, seeing that already a year since the presentation of the SoC, no one would be surprised if you end up not leave any partner battles.

A rarity hard to see, and perhaps stay in a mere anecdote in the market. For now it seems that although the play is not quite round, is a good Snapdragon 808 SoC. It may not be the most powerful on the market, but certainly we consider it as a high-end. Another story is the success it has in the market: it will depend more than LG, his marketing and how to get the G4 place among users.


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