Samsung Galaxy S5 chipsets confirmed, Snapdragon 801 on-board


Samsung Galaxy S5

Also confirmed to be Octa-core Exynos variant for selected markets

Mobile World Congress

The Samsung Galaxy S5 event passed by without too much detail on just what chipset is actually powering things. This morning, we’ve got word on two different versions for presumably different markets. Qualcomm has dropped word that its latest Snapdragon 801 is in fact inside the Galaxy S5, while there is also word from Samsung of an octa-core model that will launch in selected markets.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor features Qualcomm Technologies’ custom quad core Krait™ 400 CPU at up to 2.5GHz per core, its custom Adreno™ 330 GPU for premium mobile graphics, and its custom Hexagon™ QDSP6 for ultra-low power applications.

Over on the Samsung Tomorrow blog, there’s a handy graphic showing that there is a 2.1GHz octa-core – presumably Exynos – version as well. This isn’t uncommon, last years Galaxy S4 also came in Snapdragon and Exynos versions.