Back in April this year Qualcomm unveiled its 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor. This chip is going to power a lot of flagship devices in the coming year so it definitely has an important part to play. Back then Qualcomm had said that this processor will be ready for release in the first half of 2015 but recently there have been rumors that certain issues might cause the Snapdragon 810 to be delayed. This would subsequently delay devices like LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 which will rely upon this processor. Qualcomm has commented on the rumors and is downplaying whispers of potential delays.
The response to these rumors came from Qualcomm’s senior director of public relations, Jon Carvill, who said that “everything with Snapdragon 810 remains on track.”
While this paints a picture that shows everything to be absolutely fine, it is certainly intriguing that Qualcomm hasn’t narrowed down the launch window up till now, even though it has been nearly eight months since it said that commercial devices with Snapdragon 810 will be available in “1H 2015.”
Devices like the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6 and even HTC upcoming flagship device are all expected to tout this processor. Any delays are likely to push back release timeframes for these flagship devices, so not only will the OEMs be inconvenienced by delays, the consumers certainly wouldn’t like having to wait for the new flagships to arrive.
For now, Qualcomm makes it seem like it has everything under control. Fingers crossed, then.