Qualcomm, the company behind some of the best smartphones (in terms of processors) decided it’s time to clean up shop for 2013. Meet the new silicon mobile processor family: the Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 processors. The Snapdragon 800 and 600 are the two highest processors in the range; the quad-core Krait processor and Adreno 320 graphics have been bestowed upon the Snapdragon 800, with a speed bump, plus a 40 percent increase since the last generation. Snapdragon 600 devices should arrive in the second quarter of the year, with the lower-end models following.
Ready for more numbers on the Snapdragon 800 There’s a 75 percent CPU performance increase and double the graphics compute performance with new Krait 400 CPU cores (at up to 2.3GHz each) and an Adreno 330 GPU, a faster LTE Cat 4 modem, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, QFHD video recording, support for resolutions up to 2560 x 2048, and overall just more awesomeness.
Basically what all this means is that the next phone you buy will have the coolest processor. Ever. No need for professionalism or nerdy stats — it simply will be fast, efficient, and means new designs will be possible.