Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 is Q2's Must-Have Mobile Chipset

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Snapdragon 800's had a good run, powering some (bordering on all) of the Android flagship models for the last year. Now there's an upgrade. Larger camera sensor support, Ultra HD video capture and a headline maximum clockspeed increase to 2.45GHz are the next-phone boasts of the Snapdragon 801.

It's no massive reworking, though, with Qualcomm designing the 801 to be easily swapped out for the Snapdragon 800, offering additional benefits like a boost in supported resolution to 2560 x 2048 and a kick up in memory speed to 933MHz from 800MHz. If your Android conversations are so hardcore they involve memory clockspeed comparisons in the pub, you'll want one.

Qualcomm says the 801 will start to arrive in aspirational devices from Q2 of this year, with two new 6-- series processors -- the 610 and 615 -- set to arrive in the autumn too. [Qualcomm]