Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 to enter mass production by end of May

Nirkon

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While flagship Android phones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are still fresh off the production line, tech junkies probably want to know what comes after. Today Qualcomm has revealed that their new processor will hit mass production...

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MilwaukeeMike

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After reading about the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 it sounds like we're getting pretty close to the point where better performance isn't important and we'll only need better processors for improved battery life.
 
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VitalyT

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You could hook up to a 4K device via HDMI for playback...
Except the current HDMI 1.4 sucks at playing 4K, giving you up to 30fps at best. You need HDMI 2.0 to start using it properly. DisplayPort 1.2 on the other hand is here already, and quite capable of proper 4K playback ;)
 
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That's some powerful stuff right there..... hope the people who buy devices using this enjoy their 4 hour battery life. Seriously, they need to slow down on performance improvements and focus on battery tech. Pretty soon we'll be down to 2 hours on a charge for a smartphone.
 

VitalyT

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...see a worthy contender to the likes of Samsung's Exynos 5, Nvidia's Tegra 4 and Apple's A6 / A6X processors
A proper list of contenders should be made of NVidia Tegra 5 and Apple's A7 that are coming to the market at around the same time.
 

Littleczr

TS Guru
After reading about the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 it sounds like we're getting pretty close to the point where better performance isn't important and we'll only need better processors for improved battery life.
Yes. Even my 6/6 core desktop doesn't use all the 12 cores. Only when video rendering.
 

VitalyT

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we'll only need better processors for improved battery life.
Improvements in processor are not going to make a big difference in battery life. We need a new battery. There are a few research findings that claimed a breakthrough in this area, none made to the market yet due to various issues, but they likely will, and relatively soon.

Here's just one of them: https://www.techspot.com/news/52286-porous-electrode-batteries-2000x-more-powerful-charge-1000x-faster-30x-smaller.html
 

Darth Shiv

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You could hook up to a 4K device via HDMI for playback...
Except the current HDMI 1.4 sucks at playing 4K, giving you up to 30fps at best. You need HDMI 2.0 to start using it properly. DisplayPort 1.2 on the other hand is here already, and quite capable of proper 4K playback ;)
Yeah wasn't saying it would be perfect yet but at least some of the components are heading in the right direction