Devices with 61 bit Snapdragon 810 and 808 SoCs to Launch in H1 2015

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Back in April, chip maker Qualcomm announced the launch of its flagship chipsets, Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808 respectively. Both the chipsets are based on 64 bit architecture for outstanding performance. While the 64 bit processor based smartphones have already been announced in the market, the handsets based on these chipsets are believed to arrive in the next year.

Now, the Senior Director of Marketing at Qualcomm has confirmed that the trial chipsets have already been sent out to the smartphone manufacturers and that the first such launches will be made in the first half of 2015.

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 chipsets are the built on the latest 20 nm process similar to the Samsung Exynos 5433 and Apple A8 that are already available in the market. Moreover, the existing Snapdragon chipsets use the 28 nm process. The Snapdragon 810 and 808 support 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems and lets the device makers to choose which one they want.

Qualcomm has already come up with 64 bit architecture based chipsets with the Snapdragon 410, 610 and 615 SoCs. All these chipsets including the newly launched ones are based on ARM processors rather than Krait design, especially, the 615, 808 and 810 equip four Cortex A53 and four Cortex A57 cores.

Qualcomm uses its own graphics unit for these chipsets with the Snapdragon 810 using the Adreno 430 bringing about 30 percent performance increase over the Adreno 420 in Snapdragon 805. The Snapdragon 808 chipset will use a lower power part Adreno 418, with 30 percent bump over the Adreno 330. On the wireless side, there is support for LTE Cat.6 connectivity. The two new Snapdragon 8xx chipsets support LPDDR4 RAM connecting them to over two 32 bit channels at 1600MHz.

We can expect the witness the demos of the first Snapdragon 810 and 808 devices at CES 2015. Furthermore, there are rumors that Vivo has made use of the Snapdragon 810 already for its upcoming device.

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