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Sponsored Video - New, more powerful Snapdragon processors invade smart devices summer 2013

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on 11 April 2013

The smart device experience is about to get a whole lot snappier and more powerful thanks to the introduction of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, which were announced at the 2013 CES conference earlier this year and are now set to launch this summer.


Though the new line-up of Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors are really tiny, they are set to deliver higher performance graphics, lower power usage and faster CPUs on a range of smart devices and deliver all-round improvements to the smart device experience.

The 600 processors will target high-end mobile devices and feature a new Krait 300 quad-core CPU with speeds up to 1.9GHz, a new speed enhanced Adreno 320 GPU and support for LPDDR3 memory.

The 800 processors take things a step further, targeting premium mobile and computing devices, injecting them with speeds of up to 2.3 GHz and ensuring that the user experience is taken to the next level with brand new features, such as the ability to record and play back Ultra High Def 4K video.

The high CPU speeds means that multi-tasking and switching between applications will become smoother and quicker than ever, while the 40 percent increase in battery performance should be a welcome upgrade for those people who seem to always have their smart devices on charge.

We already know that the first batch of Galaxy S4 phones will sport the 600 processor, as will LG’s Optimus G Pro, but a full list of smart devices utilizing the new technology has yet to be revealed. Alongside the announcement that the new Snapdragon processors are due to launch this summer, Qualcomm has released a new video to emphasize the power of the new chips.

The first part of the video may look like an intro to a new Elder Scrolls game with a crossbow-wielding man fending off a fire-breathing dragon from the ramparts of an impressive-looking castle. However, what starts off as a serious attack soon changes tact when the enormous frame of the ferocious dragon morphs into a cute little puffer that you could hold in your hands. It’s a great video that emphasizes the upgrades that the new processors will bring and how they’re going to enhance the smart device experience.

Check it out…

This post is sponsored by Qualcomm.