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Qualcomm reveals specs for its 2015 Snapdragon chips

Qualcomm has just revealed the specifications for its 2015 mobile chips—and if you thought this year’s offering sounded good, you are in for a massive treat when you read about these newer slabs of silicon. The two new Snapdragon chips, known as the 810 and 808, are both 64-bit, and billed as high performance hardware designed for flagship Android devices. They aren’t joking. Both chips, made using 20 nanometer production techniques, will be smaller, lighter and more power efficient than this year’s offering.

Thanks to Moore’s Law, anybody can predict that even the most powerful smartphones and tablets coming out right now (the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5, for instance) will be made obsolete by whatever flagships get announced in 2015. These predictions fortunately don’t have to be based off of speculation anymore, since Qualcomm just revealed the Snapdragon 810 and 808, a pair of 64-bit high-performance chipsets slated to show up in flagship Android devices early next year. Both new Snapdragons come with 64-bit support, but they won’t be the first Qualcomm chipsets to have it: the Snapdragon 610 and 615, announced at Mobile World Congress in February, will hit the market just in time for the 2014 holiday season. The difference, however, is in the rest of the package; the 810 and 808 will come packed with plenty of other powerful goods.


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