Qualcomm revealed its flagship 64-bit chipsets named as the Snapdragon 810 and 808 in April. According to the Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Marketing, the company has already sent the sample chipsets to the device makers and the first launch is expected in starting half of the next year.
Exynos 5433 of Samsung and Apple’s A8 made by TSMC are using the technology that will be used by the Snapdragon 810 and 808, i.e. 20nm process. The present Snapdragons are using 28nm process.
The two new chipsets, the Snapdragon 810 and 808, are supportive of both operating systems – 32-bit and 64-bit. The manufacturers will have the choice to select the one they like. Snapdragon will support 64-bit Android L from the start.
These new Qualcomm chipsets are not the only ones with 64-bit support; other chipsets to support it are the Snapdragon 410, 610 and 615. All new and old chipsets use ARM processor cores and not new Krait design.
Own GPU is used by Qualcomm. Adreno 430 is the GPU for the Snapdragon 810, when compared with the Adreno 420 present in Snapdragon 805, it will increase the 30% performance. In the Snapdragon 808, Adreno 418 can be found which is 30% better than the old Adreno 330.
These two new chipsets will support LPDDR4 RAM. These two have Category 6 LTE connectivity on the wireless side which is common as the Snapdragon 805. The demos of the Snapdragon 810 and 808 devices are expected at CES.