Qualcomm has reportedly started testing the forthcoming Snapdragon 810 processor, Fudzilla reports. The Snapdragon 810 chipset packs in eight 64-bit cores and supports Category 9 carrier aggregation with download speeds going up to 450Mbps. It will be used in most of the flagship smartphones and tablets next year. Also Read - Qualcomm launches a powerful Asus smartphone with price of more than 1 lakh
One of the biggest improvements the LTE-capable Snapdragon 810 Cat 9 processor offers is the 1.5x faster peak download speeds compared to the widespread Category 6 modem. “Transitioning from Category 6 to Category 9 LTE-A connectivity will mean 1.5x faster peak download speeds, swift application response times, reliable connectivity and connections to the fastest networks,” said Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President and President of Qualcomm Europe to Fudzilla. Also Read - Top tech news of week: Battlegrounds Mobile India launched, iOS 15 public beta released, more
The chip-maker had previously said that it was adding the LTE Cat 9 capable modem in the Snapdragon 810 chipset. It also plans to adopt to a higher tier – the Cat 10 – by sometime next year. This is a strategic move as according to a recent report rival Samsung was also prepping to introduce an LTE Cat-10 enabled Exynos chip. LTE Cat 9 offers upto 450Mbps download speeds while the upload speeds are limited to 50Mbps while LTE Cat 10 offers the same download speeds, but the upload speeds go up to 100Mbps. Also Read - Snapdragon 888 Plus is here with upgrades that may puzzle flagship phone buyers
According to the report, Huawei and EE have collaborated with the chip-maker to enter the ongoing testing phase in the United Kingdom. This indicates that the EE could be among the first carriers to upgrade its network to the Category 9 modem LTE tech.
At CES 2015, which begins on January 6, several handset makers are expected to unveil their flagship handsets. According to an earlier report, Sony’s Xperia Z4 could be laced with Snapdragon 810 processor.