Qualcomm announces new 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 and quad-core Snapdragon 610

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 615 and Snapdragon 610Qualcomm has just announced the Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, which has eight 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 cores. It will be joined by the Snapdragon 610 quad-core processor, which is also 64-bit capable.

Both new SoCs include Adreno 405 GPUs, and come with LTE Cat 4 support, while also integrating “critical 3G technologies, including HSPA+ (up to 42Mbps), CDMA, and TD-SCDMA.”

According to Qualcomm, the first commercial devices using he new Snapdragon 610 and 615 processors should be available starting the fourth quarter of this year - which is later than devices using the more powerful Snapdragon 801 which was also announced today.
"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. 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," declared Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies.

source - Qualcomm

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