After Qualcomm introduced their latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset a few months ago, in April, the company’s Senior Director of Marketing announced that a couple of device manufacturers already received the new parts, in order to start developing test smartphones, which will be introduced in the first half of 2015.
According to GSMArena, The Snapdragon 810 will be the Qualcomm’s first chip with a 20nm arthitecture, as Samsung’s Exynos 5433 and Apple’s A8 were already build on this process, while the current Snapdragons use a 28nm architecture.
The upcoming chipset will support both 32 and 64-bit operating systems, as the manufacturers will be able to picks the one they want. Considering this, 2015 should bring a lot of top notch devices running Android L, which will be one of the supported operating systems.
Snapdragon 810 has a quad-core CPU, with four Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A57 ones, alongside the Adreno 430 GPU, resulting a 30% better graphics performances. Of course, the Cat. 6 LTE connectivity it’s also present, allowing the upcoming phones featuring this chipset to reach download speeds up to 300 Mbps.
The first Snapdragon 810 smartphones should make a first appearance during CES 2015, coming from some of the most important manufacturers. To be more specific, the LG G4, HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy S6 could use it, the latter being less likely, as Samsung seems to be preferring their home-mad Exynos.