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Motorola releases Moto G Turbo Edition with a faster processor and Quick Charge 2.0

2015 Moto G

2015 Moto G

The 2015 #MotoG is a stellar device considering the kind of features it brings to the table. The company has now released the #MotoGTurbo Edition in Mexico which brings along a couple of crucial additions to the device.

While the device keeps most of the hardware from the standard Moto G, the chipset underneath is changed to Snapdragon 615. The 2015 Moto G originally comes with the quad core Snapdragon 410 SoC underneath, so an upgrade to a superior octa core chip will surely improve the performance to a great extent.

The addition of Snapdragon 615 also means that the smartphone now supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, making the device compatible with quick chargers or Motorola’s own Turbo Charger which can give you plenty of juice within just a few minutes of charging.

The Moto G Turbo Edition is sold in a solitary 2GB RAM/16GB storage configuration. Pricing has been at 4,699 Mexican Pesos, which is approximately $280, so you’re not being asked to shell out a lot of dough. The Moto G Turbo Edition also has a 5 inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 5.1 Lollipop and a 2,470 mAh battery.

Although Motorola hasn’t made it abundantly clear yet, we’re hoping that the Moto G Turbo Edition will be available from a wide range of retailers.

Source: Xataka – Translated

Via: Android Authority

HTC Desire 820 with the Snapdragon 615 chipset leaks out

HTC Desire 820

HTC Desire 820

HTC announced the Desire 510 midrange handset late last week. And today we’re seeing the company’s upcoming midrange handset, known as the Desire 820 making an appearance in leaks. This device is shown to be packing the Snapdragon 615 chipset.

This is Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit octa core chipset and a slightly upgraded variant of the Snapdragon 410 which is running on the Desire 510. The Desire 820 is also shown to be packing a 5.5 inch 720p display, front facing speakers, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, an 8-megapixel front facing shooter, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 2,600 mAh battery.

The smartphone has already made appearances in images, so we have a brief idea of what to expect from the device later this week. The smartphone is your conventional HTC midranger but with the privilege of being the first handset to run the Snapdragon 615 chipset. HTC is expected to show off the smartphone in detail during this week’s IFA event. The images bear resemblance to the Desire 816, so take them with a grain of salt until we have more clarification.

HTC Desire 820

Source: Ortud

Via: GSM Arena

HTC Desire 820 all set to be the world’s first 64-bit Android smartphone

HTC Desire 820

HTC Desire 820

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 615 chipset back in February this year. And it seems like the first device packing this SoC will be arriving from HTC’s sheds if a new teaser posted on Weibo is anything to go by. The teaser indicates that the HTC Desire 820 will be packing this 64-bit octa-core chipset, making it the first Android smartphone to have the privilege. There will also be an Ultrapixel camera on board according to the teaser, so the device appears to be well equipped in terms of hardware.

Given that the handset will be the first to feature this SoC, it’s quite clear that HTC will claim bragging rights when it lands in the markets. The smartphone is expected to be announced at the company’s IFA event on September 4, so we don’t have to wait too long now.

HTC launched the Desire 816 not too long ago, so this would act as a successor to the device going by the naming. There are no details on other hardware aspects of the smartphone, but it could end up being a phablet as the Desire 816 sports a 5.5 inch display.

HTC Desire 820

Source: Weibo

Via: GSM Arena

Octa core Snapdragon 615 smartphones launching this year

Snapdragon 802

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615

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.

Source: Weibo

Via: Android Authority

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 801, Snapdragon 610 And Snapdragon 615 At MWC 2014

This year’s Mobile World Conference event recently kicked off with various companies making announcements of their upcoming products. Popular mobile chip maker Qualcomm is also at the event and has announced three new chipsets, the 32-bit Snapdragon 801, and the 64-bit Snapdragon 610 and 615.

qualcomm snapdragon

The Snapdragon 801 is a minor improvement over the Snapdragon 800 chip and should become available in the market by the end of the first quarter this year. One of its noticeable improvements is the increase in its CPU clock speed, GPU clock speed as well as its use of eMMC 5.0 which allows it to have faster storage with speeds of up to 400MB/s.

Here’s a comparison between the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) and the Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC).

800

  • CPU: 4 x Krait 400
  • Max CPU Frequency: 2.3Ghz (2.26Ghz)
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Max GPU Frequency: 550Mhz
  • ISP Frequency: 465MHz
  • Memory Interface: 2 x 32-bit LPDDR#-1866
  • eMMC Interface: 4.5
  • Modem: 9×25 IP block, Category 4 LTE, DS-DA

801

  • CPU: 4 x Krait 400
  • Max CPU Frequency: 2.5Ghz (2.45Ghz)
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Max GPU Frequency: 578Mhz
  • ISP Frequency: 465MHz
  • Memory Interface: 2 x 32-bit LPDDR#-1866
  • eMMC Interface: 5.0
  • Modem: 9×25 IP block, Category 4 LTE, DS-DA

With Apple already using a 64-bit processor on its iPhone 5S model the shift to 64-bit computing has already started. In response to this Qualcomm has introduced two 64-bit chips called the Snapdragon 610 and the Snapdragon 615. Both chips are expected to be used in smartphones and tablets by the end of this year.

The difference between the 610 and the 615 is that the former is a quad-core chip while the latter is an octa-core chip. Just last year the company pointed out that having more cores does not necessarily mean that the processor is faster however if all specs of the chip are equal then the octa-core will surely outperform the quad-core.

Here’s a comparison between the Snapdragon 610 (MSM8939) and the Snapdragon 615 (MSM8936)

610

  • Manufacturing Process: 28nm LP
  • CPU: 4 x ARM Cortex A53
  • ISA: 32/64-bit ARMv8
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 405
  • H.265 Decode: Yes
  • Memory Interface: 1 x 64-bit LPDDR2/3
  • Integrated Modem: 9×25 core, LTE Category 4, DC-HSPA+, DS-DA
  • Integrated WiFi: Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac
  • eMMC Interface: 4.5

615

  • Manufacturing Process: 28nm LP
  • CPU: 8 x ARM Cortex A53
  • ISA: 32/64-bit ARMv8
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 405
  • H.265 Decode: Yes
  • Memory Interface: 1 x 64-bit LPDDR2/3
  • Integrated Modem: 9×25 core, LTE Category 4, DC-HSPA+, DS-DA
  • Integrated WiFi: Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac
  • eMMC Interface: 4.5

Both of these 64-bit chips however could not outperform the Snapdragon 800.

via gsmarena