Qualcomm has done pretty well for itself when it comes to rolling out processors for smartphones of the day, and this time around, we have the announcement of two more processors – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 that will be able to support 64-bit programs, now how about that? The Snapdragon 810 would be the more powerful of the two chips, where it carries up to eight cores within.
Four of these cores happen to be the high end ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs, whereas the remaining four would be the low power Cortex-A53 chips. Not only that, it will also be accompanied by the Adreno 430 GPU that Qualcomm claims is able to deliver up to 30% better performance compared to the Adreno 420. Expect the 810 to be able to handle LPDDR4 RAM too, not to mention support for up to 4K displays.
In addition, the 810 will also support the recently announced MU-Mino wireless technology, where it is touted to deliver far speedier Wi-Fi performance for smartphones and tablets. As for the slightly less powerful Snapdragon 808, it will feature half a dozen cores within: two Cortex-A57 CPUs and a quad Cortex-A53 CPU. An Adreno 418 GPU and support for LPDDR3 RAM rounds off its capability. As for an exact date for the launch of its very first 64-bit chips, the Snapdragon 610 and 615, we will have to sit tight and wait, although sometime before the year is over would be a good bet. [Press Release]
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