Apr 29 2014

Giveaway: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SOC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

*** UPDATE May 06, 2014: The lucky winner is “Bob”. ***

I recently won a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SOC in a OnePlus giveaway. I am now giving it to one lucky reader of my blog!

If you have not heard of it, OnePlus is a young China-based smartphone manufacturer. They have created quite a buzz around their first phone, the OnePlus One. I am personally eagerly waiting for the start of the sales as I am ready to replace my old reliable Xiaomi Mi2 with the OnePlus One.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

The Snapdragon 801 is so called System on a Chip (“SOC”), which means that is has all sorts of components integrated into a single chip. Among others, it has the following components:

  • Quad core Krait 400 CPU at up to 2.5GHz per core
  • Adreno 330 GPU for 3D acceleration
  • Hexagon QDSP6V5A DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
  • Gobi True 4G LTE World Modem, supporting LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, CDMA1x, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM
  • USB 3.0/2.0 (no USB connector on board naturally)
  • BlueTooth 4.0
  • Wifi 802.11ac (WLAN)
  • GPS receiver
  • Video capture and playback processors supporting Ultra HD resolution
  • Fast camera processor for up to 21 MP camera

OK, so it has all this stuff in it. What can I do with it?

What Can I Do With It?

As it is just a single chip, normal people (without any special electronic equipment) cannot do much with it. The value of it is more of a collector’s item, a rare piece of hardware, than any real computing use. It is something cool to have.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Giveaway Rules

I have set up these simple rules for participation:

  • Simply leave a comment below with your name/nick and your email address (won’t be publicly visible). The comment can be anything (except profanity).
  • One entry per person, keep it fair guys.
  • The giveaway is open for one week from the opening (ends on May 6, 2014).
  • I will randomly draw the winner.
  • I will contact the lucky winner via email so double check your email address before entering.

That is it, easy peasy.

Good luck!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

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