There’s a lot of fuss in the mobile décor about Qualcomm’s next top dog, the Snapdragon 800 processor that’s likely to be at least 30% faster than the 600. Samsung is planning to use the chip on a(nother) Galaxy S4 variant, plus for the Note 3 also, HTC might put it inside the One Max and even Nokia is allegedly prepping a top-notch smartphone based on Snapdragon 800.
The first phone with an 800 CPU to be officially confirmed however is LG’s next flagship, almost certainly to be marketed as the Optimus G2. LG has issued a fairly odd press release yesterday, confirming the first-gen Optimus G’s successor will come with said chip, but essentially nothing else.
The Snapdragon 800 (aka MSM8974) is a quad-core platform using the Krait 400 architecture and capable of running on speeds of up to 2.3 GHz. The accompanying GPU is Adreno 330, also a new design, while the memory technology is 32-bit dual-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3.
As LG mentions in its press release, the processor “is designed to allow LTE to be even faster” and also supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GSM, W-CDMA/UMTS, as well as TD-SCDMA.
The Optimus G2, which has been in our attention before, is likely to pair the 800 SoC with 2 GB of RAM, but the rest of the specs are pretty hard to guess. Oh, well, at least we know it’s coming and chances are the formal intro will happen by summer-end.