Snapdragon 610 quad-core and 615 Octacore to launch in Q4

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We’ve been hearing a lot lately from Mediatek, but what about their rival Qualcomm? Well at MWC Qualcomm have a few new SoC’s to launch including the Snapdragon 610 and 615 chips.

Currently if a phone company wants to produce an octacore phone they have only 2 choices. They can either go down the Samsung route and get the Exynos Octa or the Mediatek route for the MT6592. The problem with both of these options though is that neither are 64-BIT and neither have 4G lte support! Qualcomm have the answer!

64-BIT, LTE, Octacore Snapdragon 615

The Snapdragon 615 is a new processor designed for mid-range smartphones. The chipset is based on 64BIT ARM A53 cores for a great balance of power and efficiently and will offer lte support at a mid-range friendly price.

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Qualcomm have tired to help manufacturers to easily move over to the new 615 (and 610) by making the pin pattern compatible with the current Snapdragon 410 chipset which was announced in December. An integrated LTE modern is another feature which helps rive down costs and will help more manufactures adopt the new SoC’s sooner rather than later.

Quad-core 610 on the way too

It’s not all about octacore, as Qualcomm are also offering a similar processor called the Snapdragon 610 which packs similar features but in an octacore option.

Both the Snapdragon 610 quad-core and Snapdragon 615 octacore will be available to manufacturers by Q4 with devices running the chips expected early 2015.

Keep posted for more MWC launch news.

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  1. Airyl
    February 24, 2014

    Hmm, If I’m not wrong, just a few months ago a certain SoC manufacturer (hint: Qualcomm) was telling us how useless 8 cores are in a smartphone.

    • February 24, 2014

      Yes Airyl, I remember that saga very vividly. I really wonder why Qualcomm are now going the octacore route now? Hehe … I cant help but laugh at them. Now they see that more cores does make some sense and its not always about the heavy duty SoCs.

    • antidumb
      February 24, 2014

      yea, apparently stupid people dominates the earth
      many people think more core more power, qualcomm try to explain them but fail, the octacore branding more selling than just quadcore for less-knowing-tech buyer

  2. February 24, 2014

    “It’s not all about octacore, as Qualcomm are also offering a similar processor called the Snapdragon 610 which packs similar features but in an octacore option.”

    Andi, I think you meant to say quad core in the latter section haha

  3. mfmx
    February 24, 2014

    Pathetic, half a year ago Qualcomm was calling eight-cores dumb and that they wouldn’t make their own 8-core as they weren’t dumb:

  4. The Chosen One
    February 24, 2014

    The “ever intelligent” Qualcomm better ramp up production and bring their 64bit processors to manufacturers ahead of their predetermined schedule as if they keep their announced roll out dates they’ll get left behind by MediaTek and others who are slated to launch their 64bit LTE Octo-Core SoC’s before Qualcomm’s