Qualcomm had announced the Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 600 SoC during CES 2013 and more than fifteen months have passed since a major announcement from the smartphone chip giant. Qualcomm is the current industry leader in the smartphone chip business with almost all the flagships using Snapdragon SoCs. Back in November, the company had announced the Snapdragon 805 SoC which was supposed to be the successor for the Snapdragon 800, but Snapdragon 805 devices are expected only in the second half of 2014. Until then, Snapdragon 801 would be the Qualcomm’s flagship which the company announced at MWC 2014 earlier this year. A month later, the company from San Diego have revealed their plans for 2015 and in the process, have unveiled their next generation SoCs – Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808.
Along with the new iPad Air, Apple has also refreshed the “mini” version. Yes, the iPad mini has gained the much awaited retina display upgrade along with the new A7 64 bit processor that debuted on the iPhone 5s recently. Otherwise, the device is almost untouched but to be frank, the iPad mini’s retina display and the A7 are substantial upgrades to the device, and it will make it much more viable than before. This is now really just a smaller version of the iPad, the complete functions in a smaller form. It is priced at a higher $399 for the retina version while the original iPad mini now retails at a lesser $299 along with the newer version.