Reference smartphone and tablet hardware platforms for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip are now up for grabs. Canadian company Intrinsyc is offering the mobile development platforms for the 810 SoC.
The smartphone platform features a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC with octa-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU and Qualcomm Hexagon V56 DSP. It has 6.17-inch QHD (2560×1600) 490ppi display with 10-finger multi-touch capacitive touchscreen. In the camera section, it offers 13MP rear snapper with OIS, dual LED flash and support for shooting 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. It has 4MP auto focus camera.
The development platform smartphone has 4 GB LP-DDR4 built-in memory, supports 32GB eMMC 5.0. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 2.5 GHz/5 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C GPS, NFC. It is powered by 3020 mAh Lithium-ion battery.
The tablet reference hardware includes 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC with octa-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU and Qualcomm Hexagon V56 DSP. It has 10.1-inch UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) 16:9 display with 10-finger multi-touch capacitive touchscreen and dual-display capable (tablet + HDMI or wireless). The device has 13 MP rear camera with OIS, Dual LED flash (4K at 60 fps), and 4 MP front facing camera with AF(1080p at 120 fps). The device also has dual 3D IR gesture cameras.
In terms of connectivity, the device supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 2.5 GHz/5 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, Qualcomm IZat Gen8C GPS, NFC. It is powered by 3020 mAh Lithium-ion battery. It is powered by a 7560 mAh Lithium-ion battery.
The smartphone and tablet references are available for $799 and $999 respectively. According to reports, the platforms will begin shipping by mid December. The new reference platforms are not intended for regular customers but they give a good idea about future devices.
Qualcomm had announced its 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC in April this year. The latest chipset is said to bring support for better graphics, voice quality, battery life, Wi-Fi speeds and camera. Check out the main features of the new Snapdragon 810 SoC here. The new SoC is most likely to be available on flagships devices launching next year.