Qualcomm has released the reference hardware platform for its upcoming Snapdragon 810 processor.
The company is making the new chip available in the form of a 10.1-inch tablet with a 4K/UHD panel (3840x2160) and a 6.2-inch tablet with phone functionality. Although Qualcomm calls the latter a phone, let's face it - it's a tablet too. The UHD tablet ships with 4GB of LP-DDR4 memory, which is another first for Android. There's 64GB of internal storage backed by a MicroSD card and the Adreno 430 should have no trouble coping with the 13-megapixel rear camera.
The smaller tablet has a 6.2-inch 2560x1600 display, 32GB of storage and the same amount of LP-DDR4. The 6.2-incher packs a 3020mAh battery, which doesn't sound too big for a tablet. The 10-inch tablet comes with a 7,560mAh battery. Bear in mind that these are not consumer devices, so battery life should not be a huge issue.
Both devices share the same 13-megapixel rear camera and a 4-megapixel front shooter. Other highlights include Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support, Qualcom Hexagon V56 DSP. The 10-incher also has two 3D IR cameras.
Both devices should go on sale next month. The 10-inch tablet is priced at $799, while the 6.2-inch tablet costs $799. They will be the first devices powered by a high-end 64-bit chip from Qualcomm, but they are just a sign of things to come and we expect the Snapdragon 810 to end up in a number of tier one smartphones next year.