Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 610, 615 and 801
Qualcomm has just announced three new chipsets at MWC this year.
The first will be the Snapdragon 801, which as we can tell, is a minor update to the current Snapdragon 800. The Sparagon 801 is much similar to its predecessors but improves on a handful of key things. The CPU clock speed has been improved from 2.26GHz to 2.45GHz, and the GPU clock speed from 450MHz to 578MHz and the memory bus from 800MHz to 933MHz.
Along with these minor changes, the new Snapdragon 801 also adds support for the eMMC 5.0 standard, which will allow the use of faster embedded flash storage, such as the new SanDisk iNAND Extreme flash.
The new Snapdragon 801 is expected this quarter and will likely make an appearance on the upcoming Samsung and HTC flagship devices.
Next are the Snapdragon 615 and the 610, both of which are Qualcomm's latest 64-bit chipsets. The 610 version employs four 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 cores along with Adreno 405 GPU. The 615 doubles the core count, going for an eight core A53 configuration with everything else being identical to the 610. Qualcomm has not released the clock speeds on the CPU and GPU. We expect to see these in devices in the last quarter of 2014.