Qualcomm teases ‘multi-core 64-bit’ smartphone
Google announced at Google I/O that the upcoming Android L release will be bringing the 64-bit architecture support to the popular mobile operating system. It comes as no surprise that one of the biggest suppliers of mobile processors, Qualcomm, would be one of the first to release a chipset supporting the architecture. The first of the 64-bit capable chipsets was seen with the release of the HTC Desire 510 which runs on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. The next device is apparently also a HTC device, at least according to the teaser image which was released on Qualcomm twitter account with the message “We’re thinking about your future: a #Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone is headed to IFA Berlin”. The teaser lines up nearly perfectly with the teaser that HTC has released for their Desire 820 which is set to debut in IFA just a day away.
The HTC Desire 820 is rumoured to be coming with an eight core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 which is set to usher in a wave of 64-bit capable chipsets which have been in testing and sampling phases of development and marketing according to a leaked development roadmap. According to the roadmaps, the company looks to have faced some delays in the rollout of their 64-bit capable chipsets resulting in a delay in the rollout of consumer devices powered by 64-bit Qualcomm processors. In addition to the delay, it looks like the first of the 64-bit Qualcomm processors are coming our way; the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 is one of the two processors set to debut this year, the other, the Snapdragon 610 has not surfaced as of yet. However, the top of the line 64-bit capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 are most likely going to be in the top of the line flagships debuting early next year most probably at Mobile World Congress (MWC) or the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).