Qualcomm 801 processor buried inside new Samsung Galaxy S5
Showing how it can still lead the cellular market, Qualcomm was able to announce that its very latest smartphone chip – the 801, is powering Samsung’s new flagship handset – the Galaxy S5. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor offers fully integrated connectivity with 4G LTE Advanced carrier aggregation for download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s. Crucially it also boasts dedicated hardware for Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) services in China. Furthermore, its Snapdragon 400 is enabling the first LTE smartphone launch in volume with the with Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.
As GoMo News understands it, DSDA handsets have two RFs, and two modem stacks.
Hence it allows the device to be connected to two networks simultaneously via the two SIM cards.
Which means that calls or data can be received on either number at any given time.
Murthy Renduchintala, exec vp with Qualcomm Technologies & co-president with QCT, observed, “With integrated 4G LTE connectivity and industry-leading camera technology in our Snapdragon 801 and 400 processors, Samsung customers will have access to the rich connectivity, advanced multimedia and high performance features that Snapdragon processors and Samsung devices deliver.”
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor features Qualcomm Technologies’ custom quad core Krait 400 CPU running up to 2.5GHz per core; its custom Adreno 330 GPU for premium mobile graphics; plus its custom Hexagon QDSP6 for ultra-low power applications.
The Snapdragon 400 processor supports 4G LTE ‘World Mode’ connectivity with a CPU running at speeds of up to 1.2 GHz and the Adreno 305 GPU for premium graphics.