Nokia developing a Snapdragon 800 smartphone

The evidence that Nokia is working on a quad-core Windows Phone 8 handset is mounting and this time we're talking the big guns Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. A changelog in a file hosted on Nokia's servers indicates that the terms "quad_core", "adreno_330", "qualcomm_snapdragon_s4_msm8274" and "qualcomm_snapdragon_s4_msm8974" were added recently.

The MSM8274 is a Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores at up to 2.3GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. The MSM8974 also adds support for LTE-Advanced, CDMA, and the Chinese TD-SCDMA.

Yesterday's quad-core Nokia device most likely used a Snapdragon 400 a quad Cortex A7 part with Adreno 305 and LTE support. The screen resolution on that mid-range phone was 720p.

Unfortunately, there's no mention of screen resolution in the document anywhere, but Adreno 330 would be a waste on anything less than 1080p. By the way, the Snapdragon 800 chipset will also be put in a new, faster Galaxy S4, so this unannounced Nokia device will be on par with the fastest of the Android world and Windows Phone 8 might finally catch up in the specs race.

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Nokia developing a Snapdragon 800 smartphone - reader comments

  • Boogieman

Apart from that all my Galaxies has burnt up I have no Issues so far :) The Galaxies will be left at the start line if the WP8 (or 9) OS will create proper quad core support. I mean with only two cores its a lot smoother so Imagine what quad tas...

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  • 2013-06-25 08:00
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  • donyat

Apart from the heating up i have no other problem with my s4.... Still my best phone so far. Has memory issues though

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  • 2013-06-20 09:03
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  • Ted Bundy

Sometimes I feel like a vampire...

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  • 2013-06-19 17:02
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