Qualcomm’s 64-bit chipset, the Snapdragon 615 will be landing on smartphones later this year, if the company’s Weibo page is anything to go by. The Snapdragon 615 is a 64-bit octa-core chipset based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture and could mostly be used in midrange offerings. It is said that smartphones running on this chip could be launched as soon as next month at the IFA event, although there’s no confirmation of that yet.
Qualcomm also has the Snapdragon 610 chipset, which is based on the same CPU architecture, but with only four cores instead of eight. The good news with the Snapdragon 615 is that it supports all the standard hardware such as 4G LTE, LPDDR3 memory etc. We won’t be surprised if the Snapdragon 805 smartphones take away much of the limelight from these midrange offerings, but either way, it’s a good step from Qualcomm to focus on the midrange segment as well.
Expect the likes of Sony, HTC to show off midrange and budget handsets featuring the aforementioned chipset in the coming months. But don’t hold your breath as no manufacturer has openly spoken about using these new chipsets in their upcoming devices yet.
Via: Android Authority