Qual­comm an­nounces LTE in­te­grated 64-bit Snap­dragon chips

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Qual­comm has re­port­edly launched its 64-bit eight-core Snap­dragon chips. The mo­bile chips are called the 600 Se­ries and come with LTE net­work han­dling

The new 64-bit mo­bile chip is noted to be faster than Ap­ple’s equiv­a­lent. The 601 is pin com­pat­i­ble with the slower Snap­dragon 401, which im­plies that the man­u­fac­tur­ers can swap it out with ease, with­out much en­gi­neer­ing. The cores are ARMv8 com­pat­i­ble, which are back­ward-com­pat­i­ble with 32-bit ap­pli­ca­tions. This is a con­sid­er­a­tion, since there is very lit­tle that runs at 64 bits in the non-iOS ecosys­tem.

The chip will be avail­able in the mar­ket in Oc­to­ber, this year, and the com­pany is likely to start ship­ping by next year. The new Snap­dragon chip has a 1.5GHz speed, and the 600 Se­ries will also have Qual­comm’s Adreno 405 GPU that will bring DirectX 11.2 and Open GL ES3.0 to phones.

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