According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Qualcomm’s first ever octal-core processor, the Snapdragon 615 is about to enter in to mass production very soon. These 64-bit processors will be widely used in mid-range smartphones, especially in markets like China and India. The Snapdragon 615 comes with eight ARM Cortex A53 CPU cores along with Adreno 405 GPU and 4G LTE compatibility.
Earlier, Apple used A7, world’s first 64-bit mobile chipset in the iPhone 5S. After that, Qualcomm was criticised for not having even a single 64-bit mobile processor in its entire offering. Qualcomm now has a complete range of 64-bit processors based upon ARM v8 ISA. The Snapdragon 806, Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 will be used in high-end smartphones while Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615 will be used in mid-range smartphones. Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 will be the sole chipset which is targeted towards entry-level smartphones.
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