Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 AND 615: 64-BIT SoCs

Qualcomm at MWC 2014 presented the new Snapdragon 610 and 615 processors, the 64-bit SoC four-and the eight-core ARM-based Cortex A53. The Cortex A53 are low-power versions of the most powerful Cortex-A57, as the latter based on next-generation architecture ARM v8.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 AND 615 - 64-bit SoCs

Qualcomm had recently introduced Snapdragon 410 64-bit but the new Snapdragon 610 incorporates a more powerful GPU, while the Snapdragon 615 represents the eight-core variant. The Snapdragon 615 uses an eight core architecture. It’s have two quad-core Cortex A53, but the two clusters would be optimized differently, the first to consume less and accomplish the task lighter, the second to make the most of their abilities and respond effectively the most power demanding applications.

Qualcomm also added that, unlike what happens while using the ARM big.LITTLE configuration, the eight core can work even simultaneously if some app needs so. Both the Snapdragon 610 then the 615 modules support DDR2 or DDR3 64-bit and have an integrated modem Qualcomm LIVE type 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 chip and a 9×25 for the management of networks 4G-LTE Category 4, DC-HSPA + and DS-DA, which is compatible with Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution, which enables manufacturers to manage the most popular LTE networks worldwide.

The distribution of the first sample of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 and 615 is scheduled for the third quarter of 2014 , with the first device that should arrive in the next quarter.