Qualcomm announces LTE integrated 64-bit Snapdragon chips
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.