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The Snapdragon 801 Processor Is a Smooth Step Up from the Snapdragon 800 Processor

Feb 23, 2014

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This week at Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm Technologies announced the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor, the newest Snapdragon 800 series processor to be announced, and the most similar to our highly popular Snapdragon 800 processor.

The Snapdragon 801 processor includes several new enhancements to the Snapdragon 800 processor, while maintaining some important similarities, primarily software and pin compatibility, which is valuable to our OEM customers. The Snapdragon 801 processor enables yet more compelling mobile user experiences, like higher quality imaging with support for larger, faster camera sensors and improved image post-processing, as well as improved mobile graphics and gaming, higher speed SD card memory, dedicated hardware for dual-SIM/dual active (DSDA) service in China, and enhanced overall performance.

Like the Snapdragon 800 processor, the Snapdragon 801 processor includes integrated 4G LTE CAT4 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for smooth connectivity, a quad core Qualcomm® Krait™ 400 CPU with speeds of up to 2.5 GHz per core for best-in-class processing performance, and an Adreno 330 GPU for premium graphics, all while maintaining industry-leading battery performance. In the Snapdragon 801 processor, Qualcomm Technologies has boosted the performance of these key processing engines, including the CPU, GPU, DSP, camera sensor and memory components.

As with all Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm Technologies continues to achieve superior processing performance through the unique and efficient integration of its custom-designed processing engines, including Qualcomm Technologies' heterogeneous computing architecture. The Snapdragon 801 enables breakthrough, low-power mobile user experiences by utilizing just the right processing engine or combination of processing engines for a given task.

The Snapdragon 801 processor is expected to be available in commercial devices this quarter of 2014.

For more details on all available Snapdragon processors, including Snapdragon 801 processor specs, visit our website, Snapdragon.com.

If you’re attending MWC 2014, visit the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2014 to find out more about all the new Snapdragon processors. The booth is located in Hall 3, Stand #3E10.


Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Krait are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Brent Sammons

Senior Manager, Marketing