Although some say that the cellphone spec war is largely over, LG continues to push the boundaries of what's technically possible in smartphone hardware and their iconic handsets always seem to offer the latest and greatest components. One of the most important pieces of tech in your phone is the processor, without a doubt. The processor, SoC, chipset or whatever you want to call it is truly the engine that drives the machine and in the case of a smartphone, handles the programs, processes and operating system much in the same way an engine moves a car forward. The more powerful the engine, the faster you go.
Arguably, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is at the top of it's class, fueling 2015's most iconic handsets such as the G Flex 2 of course but also handsets from HTC and other OEMs.
"The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor, the "ultimate connected computing processor," with 64-bit computing on 8 CPU cores and leading modem capabilities, is designed to enable the most advanced connected mobile user experiences, including streaming 4K Ultra HD video, sharing top-quality digital photos, online 3D gaming, and virtually seamless communications, along with outstanding battery life for premium smartphones and tablets."
The 810 is undoubtedly a beastly "octo-core" chipset, but what does that really mean to you?
"Octo-core" just means there are 8 cores, or processing units, also known as CPUs. More processing units means that the device is able to handle more processes and information simultaneously, both for heavy lifting and raw processing power as well as low power functions like sensors, and man do we have alot of sensors on phones now! The 810 has quad-core ARM Cortex A57 and quad-core A53 with 64-bit support which makes things like 3D gaming a breeze, and day to day functions on the device should be a snap (pardon the pun).
But the 810 offers more than just computing power. It bundles advanced LTE support, battery optimization, and fast charging fuctionality using the Qualcomm Quickcharge 2.0 standard, powering devices 40% faster than average on devices that do not use this technology.
So the next time you power up your G Flex2, remember there's a powerful creature inside, a dragon with a twinkle eye ready to defend his rightful place at the top of the mobile processing treasure heap. We're excited to see where Qualcomm goes with their next generation computing tech but we wonder, what's next? Artificial intelligence? Spatial awareness? The Singularity?
Guess we'll see...
Until next time,
The Product Ambassador Team
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