Move over Nexus 9, the Snapdragon 810 MDP Tablet has arrived

Snapdragon 810 MDP

The HTC Nexus 9 is vying with the Shield Tablet for the title of “baddest slab on the planet” but a new contender has just entered the fray. The Snapdragon 810 MDP Tablet may not have the flashiest name, but it will leave all other tablets in the dust when it comes to drool-worthy specs.

The HTC Nexus 9 could be considered a developers device by some as it allows you instantly get the latest version of Android long before the rest of the world. The Snapdragon 810 MDP Tablet is actually a developers device, but it’s one the general public can purchase if they’ve got enough cash. It’s also well  worth it if you want a slate that won’t feel outdated by any means two years down the road. Behold the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MDP Tablet specs…

  • 1” UHD 4K display 3,840 x 2,160
  • 64-bit Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor
  • Adreno 430 GPU / Hexagaon V56 DSP
  • 64GB eMMC 5.0 Storage
  • 13MP rear camera w/ OIS and Dual-LED flash
  • 4MP front-facing camera with AF
  • Dual 3D IR gesture cameras
  • Eight Microphones
  • Front-Facing stereo surround sound speakers
  • X2 Ultrasound emmitters
  • 7,560 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

That was just a sampling of what kind of tech the Snapdragon 810 MDP Tablet has under the hood, and there’s quite a bit more. Half the features won’t be used by your average user just looking to play Angry Birds, but it’s about as “future proof” as you can get out of a tablet at the moment.

The Snapdragon 810 MDP Tablet gives us a glimpse of what to expect from Qualcomm next year, and you can expect to find the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 to slowly start appearing in slates and handsets sometime next year. If you don’t want to wait, you can order the Snapdragon 810 MDP Tablet for $999 right now and have it in time for the holidays as it’s expected to ship out in mid-December. If you prefer something smaller, but just as beefy they also have a Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone up for grabs for $799.


Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.