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Qualcomm 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon chip production to start soon?

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Qualcomm has announced the first 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon processors will enter production this year.

The first that we’ll be seeing is the mid-range Snapdragon 615, which will launch in the summer running the 64-bit architecture.

Later in the year though we’ll see the high-end 64-bit chips, the Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU and hexa-core Snapdragon 806.

All three new chipsets will be made using an advanced 20nm process, which will help boost their speeds and make them more power efficient for the next wave of flagship smartphones.

To help keep the chips future-proof, the chips are all compatible with 4G LTE networks.

“Qualcomm Technologies is redefining the user experience for high-end mobile devices by amassing the unparalleled trilogy of an industry-leading LTE modem, 64-bit multicore processing and superior multimedia,” said Murthy Renduchintala, Executive VP of Qualcomm Technologies.

“64-bit processing capabilities are now an industry requirement for this tier and we are meeting our customers’ needs with both octa- and quad-core configurations, as well as bringing our superior Adreno 405 graphics and powerful suite of connectivity technologies to the Snapdragon 600 family of chipsets.”

It’s not clear which future smartphones could pack these new 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon chips, especially as the likes of the LG G3 will pack the Snapdragon 805 processor.

Perhaps we could see these new chips in phone’s coming out later in 2014, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but it’s more likely that these new CPUs won’t feature in phones until 2015.

Read more: Snapdragon 805 vs 801 vs 800 - Qualcomm processors explained

Via: DigiTimes

Prem Desai

May 20, 2014, 3:20 pm

Pointless exercise. Just a number game.

No mobile os/software is really make use of this.

And what's the 'future proof' bit all about - no such thing.

The mobile industry needs a bit of a shake-up. Progress seems to be measured in number of cores, 64-bit processing, screen density, and slimness.

Really need to be able to boost performance without using more power. Newer battery technology required and proper multi-tasking.

I know this is going to provoke all sort of remarks, but it's just my opinion.

Personally, I'm really bored with the tech out there and each 'new' model just adds more cores or higher screen density or 64-bit or making it lighter or slimmer - none really making any difference to the user experience.

Much as I didn't worship/like him as a person, I miss Steve Jobs .....

trob6969

May 30, 2014, 10:28 am

Why do you miss Steve Jobs? What innovation did he bring to the electronic mobile device industry after the original iPhone? I can't think of anything. Tablets are just really big smartphones so the ipad doesn't count...actually I think Tim Cook is doing more for the industry than Jobs did after the iphone was introduced.

Prem Desai

June 2, 2014, 3:38 pm

Like I said, I don't like Steve Jobs, but credit where it's due.

Let's not be so narrow minded - don't forget iPod, the original Mac, the ipad (it DOES count. It is life-changing), iPhone, OsX (converted boring Unix to something usable by the masses), etc.

I'm sure he made some cockups as well.

I don't know all his ups and downs as I don't worship him, however absolutely nobody would argue that he wasn't a visionary.

I'm sure he's turning in his grave frustrated at the lack of any decent progress on any Apple device since his death.

trob6969

June 2, 2014, 6:02 pm

I can understand why someone would see the original iPhone as "life changing" but unless I missed something about the ipad, how can it be seen as life changing being that the only thing it offers over the iphone is a larger display.

Prem Desai

June 2, 2014, 9:37 pm

Please buy a tablet - preferably a 9-10 inch one. Use it for a month or so.
If you already have and it still doesn't do it for you, then I'm sorry.
It does it for me and a few million others too.

I am not trying to save Steve Jobs or anything.

My point is that innovation has come to a standstill. Whilst he was there, he had the balls to try new things and make them happen.

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