The Snapdragon 800 is the current king of speed and all that is associated with it as far as chips in mobile devices are concerned. To prove its point, it is the driver of all the top devices at the moment: the Sony Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z Ultra, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and all its newer market specific high end smartphones and even LG’s monstrous G2. The Snapdragon 800’s predecessor, the 600, is still as powerful as ever. Though obviously it is dwarfed by its more snappier and powerful brother, make no mistake, it is just a victim of sibling rivalry since the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 are still as solid as ever with it. Even more recently, we saw HTC out its One Max with the Snapdragon 600. while we can say we’re satisfied with those, Qualcomm is not. New results captured in Antutu benchmarks by Chinese media point to a newer Snapdragon SoC from Qualcomm that is clocked at 2.5 Ghz and as expected, is just crushing all the benchmark high scores. When will we see it on a device? No one knows but this should be what will power the high and mighty of 2014 further advancing the “spec race” that has characterized the competition between Andoid’s leading OEMs.
This could as well be a slightly upgraded Snapdragon 800.