A leaked document has revealed the plans of chip making giant Qualcomm for the second half of this year 2015 showing up few details regarding what the devices 2015 could offer.
Just when Qualcomm has started shipping its Snapdragon 810 64bit chipset the news for its successor Snapdragon 820 are already out. The Snapdragon 820 is said to be coming with some very prominent advancements that include 14nm FinFet manufacturing system at Samsung and GlobalFoundries fabs in addition to bringing the Taipan architecture for the 64bit CPU cores. Till now in most of the Qualcomm chips they used Krait CPU cores, but with the transition to 64bit architecture for Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm was forced to leave its custom cores. The Snapdragon 820 is said to be an octa-core chipset having eight TS2 high-performance cores. Moreover, the new 14nm FinFet technology will surely give improved performance and better efficiency. Additionally, the Snapdragon 820 would also include a Adreno 530GPU along with the support to faster LPDDR4 RAM in addition to MDM9X55 LTE-A Cat.10 Qualcomm modem.
Apart from this, there is also an Snapdragon 815 chipset from the company that two comes with octa-core design. However, this is said to have big.LITTLE architecture with four TS1 and four TS2 cores. In this case, the GPU is said to be Andreno 450 with LPDDR4 RAM support and DM9X55 LTE-A Cat.10 Qualcomm modem. The Snapdragon 815 is said to be manufactured with a 20nm node.
Now coming to the mid-range category, Qualcomm has three chipset is plan: the Snapdragon 620, 625, and 629. The Snapdragon 625 and 629 are manufactured with 20nm HKMG Samsung/GF process and are octa-core SoC supported with Adreno 418 GPU. The design for the chipsets could be the company’s own made or have a ARM Cortex solution. The Snapdragon 620 would be a quad-core chipset with Taipan cores clocked anywhere between 2-2.5GHz offering support to LPDDR3 RAM.
Additionally, one more chipset the Snapdragon 616 is spotted that comes with eight ARM Cortex A53 cores running between 1.8GHz to 2.2GHz and supported with Adreno 408 graphics. This SoC would support LTE-A Cat 6 modem and is said to be made using the 28nm HKMG by Shanghai-basied Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC) factory.
Well as time moves ahead we expect to see many handset in the second half of 2015 hosting this powerful machines. Take a look at the image below.