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Snapdragon 620 leaks with new Cortex-A72 architecture

Two of Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon chips have leaked, revealing the newly announced ARM Cortex-A72 architecture.

The info comes courtesy of a leaked spec sheet on Weibo (via GizmoChina), revealing a host of info on the MSM8976 and the MSM8956.

It’s generally assumed that these two chips will land under the easier-to-chew monikers of Snapdragon 618 and Snapdragon 620.

The Snapdragon 618 appears to be running two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, with a further four low-power Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.2GHz.

The Snapdragon 620 will be a more powerful octa-core affair, with four Cortex-A72 cores running at 1.8GHz, paired with a further four 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores.

Both chips will make use of Adreno 510 graphics, which is revealed to support resolutions of 2560 x 1600 at 60 frames per second.

The chips will also support 21-megapixel camera sensors, 1080p 60 frames per second video decoding, and 1080p 30 frames per second encoding.

Both chips are built using a 28nm manufacturing process, and look likely to debut on some of late 2015’s mid-range handsets.

Related: ARM Cortex A72: Performance, specs, and what it means for the future

It’s worth noting that the Snapdragon 620 had already been partially leaked via an outed Qualcom 2015 chipset roadmap.

The roadmap revealed that the Snapdragon 600-series would also see the 625 and 629 variants land this year.

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