6 new and coming Android smartphones powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor

6 new and coming Android smartphones powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor is the piece of 64-bit silicon we'll most likely encounter in the "almost flagship" smartphones that will appear on the market before the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC, and Sony are ready to present their most important offerings in the first half of 2015. By "almost flagship", we mean devices from the "upper mid-range" category, which are reasonably advanced in terms of hardware, but usually aren't representative of their manufacturers' latest breakthroughs in design and technology. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but for the most part, that's the upper-mid range smartphone for you.

That aside, what makes the Snapdragon 615 processor special? Well, it brings forth the industry's first octa-core 64-bit CPU architecture with integrated Cat. 4 4G LTE. Made on a 28nm process, the CPU is formed by a combination of four 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A53 cores and four 1GHz Cortex A53 cores, paired with the Adreno 405 GPU, a Hexagon V50 modem and app DSP, and Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 tech among other goodies. While the processor is no performance beast, it packs enough punch to deliver precisely half of the 32-bit Snapdragon 805's performance while staying energy-efficient. This is enough power for everything, short of the most demanding 3D games and emulators.

So what are some Snapdragon 615-powered phones? We've rounded up six of them, mostly new and coming. Aside from the fine processor we're talking about, they stand out with design, features, and reasonable prices.

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18 Comments

1. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

so how this adreno 405 compared to adreno 320?

6. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Seems to me the 320 is better as on the offscreen it wins the most 4-2 and in some big time. But this should go into mid range phones right so that is pretty awesome.

9. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

320 is sligthly better, but in the two most important tests: 1080p Manhattan Offscreen & 1080p T-Rex Offscreen they are on par, each winning one of them. So in general the users won't see a big difference.

18. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I really hope so. now they only have to make a tablet size phone around 7-8inch with stereo speakers and im in for a midrange phone. I got a z3tc as phone because of its size and speakers but use the z2t more for series and games.

12. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

really nice to see that. so will low end and mid range phone will use it?

17. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

More like mid to mid-high range.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

About time, these should how been in more phones this year Same with the 410, 610, 808 and 810 Qualcomm have been slacking recently compared to Apple, Samsung and Nvidia

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Ye cause android apps and games are all moving to 64bit. Good joke. You wont need a 64bit android phone for at least 1-2 years.

7. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

It will change if there are enough phones have 64bit chips in them. And also phones with 64bit will be usable for longer. Some people buy 1 phone for more than 2 years. And some (like me) sell their phones in 1-2 years. The buyer could enjoy their phone for a longer time.

3. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

lol! Coolpad "Great God" F2 o.O? Had to double google just to be sure.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I own the Coolpad 9976A, which is codenamed, The Great God....basically a 7 inch phablet....

16. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Same codename? So this F2 is the continuation eh? How's Coolpad custom ROM scene this time of year?

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

64 and half the output of the current 32 top dog? So more with less? I bet S800 is still competitive to it then, a much older soc that is just as fast as new stuff, looks like Qualcomm is unloading lesser soc to clear its supplies out.

11. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

i have aquestion here my exynos note 4 appear to have armv7 on antutu not amv8 although according to phonearena the exynos 7octa (5433) is amrv8?????????????????

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hopefully this will go in the next-gen. Moto G...

14. TinkyWinky

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Noob here. Where's the advantages of having 64bit processors instead of 32?

15. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It apparently provides more accurate decoding or something like that.

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