Qualcomm’s mobile processor roadmap has allegedly been leaked


We haven’t even started to see Snapdragon 810-powered smartphones hitting the market yet and there’s already rumors going around about Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 820 chip. These rumors have sprouted from a recently-leaked Qualcomm roadmap that @leaksfly managed to obtain. We could start seeing this new mobile processor as early as the end of the year, but most likely we won’t be seeing them until around this time next year.

While you’re busy drooling over the next crop of Android devices to come equipped with a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, mobile chipset makers continue pressing on. According to an alleged leaked Qualcomm roadmap obtained by @leaksfly, high-end Android devices launching late this year (or early next) could come equipped with Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 processor. According to the roadmap — which also shows Qualcomm’s other soon-to-be-released SoCs like the Snapdragon 815, 625/629, 620, and 616 — the 64-bit Snapdragon 820 will feature 8 high performance Taipan cores, successor to the Krait cores found in most Android devices over the past few years. This new octa-core chipset will be built using a Samsung/GlobalFoundries 14nm “FinFet” manufacturing process will bring, what else, but improved performance and efficiency. Other specs include an Adreno 530 GPU, support for faster DDR4 RAM, and Qualcomm’s more advanced MDM9X55 LTE-A Cat.10 modem.

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