Qualcomm makes Snapdragon 800 and 600 mobile chips official, 4K video support, up to 2.3GHz quad-core speeds

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Qualcomm has revealed their next generation of mobile chips that’ll power your future smartphone. The company has ditched the S naming convention and has stuck with their new numerical branding. The new chips, dubbed as the Snapdragon 800 and 600, are destined to arrive in tablets, smartphones and even Smart TVs in the coming months. The chip manufacturer is promising increased graphics performance when it come s to the Snapdragon 800 chip, and has said that the new processor include the new quad core Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Hexagon v5 DSP and their latest 4G LTE Cat 4 modem that delivers increased system performance and platform upgrades that further enhance user experience. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 also promises to deliver up to 75 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and the move to 28nm High Performance for mobile (HPm) technology node ensures exceptionally low power. As far as raw speeds are concerned, you can expect to see speeds up to 2.3 GHz per core. So you’re looking at extreme performance with low power drain. Well, theoretically. The Snapdragon 800 should hit mobile devices by the middle of 2013.

Qualcomm is also offering a slightly more sedate processor compared to the Snapdragon 800, which is the Snapdragon 600. The Snapdragon 600 delivers 40 percent better performance than Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at a lower power point, features a new Krait 300 quad-core CPU with speeds up to 1.9GHz, a new speed enhanced Adreno 320 GPU and support for LPDDR3 memory. Both the Snapdragon 800 and 600 are capable of LTE connectivity. The Snapdragon 600 will be arriving in devices around Q2 2013.