Google Nexus 6 may use 64-bit 8-core Snapdragon 810

Google Nexus 6 may use 64-bit 8-core Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm announced the 64-bit version of its Snapdragon 400-series chipset, the Snapdragon 410 back in December. Today, Qualcomm barely just finished announcing the new Snapdragon 610, 615, and 801 processors, but there is already a new report coming from China's Economic Daily News saying that the next Google Nexus 6 will be using a 64-bit 8-core Snapdragon 810.

So far the new Qualcomm lineup is set to feature the low-end 64-bit Snapdragon 410, the 64-bit 4-core Snapdragon 610, the 8-core Snapdragon 615, and the Snapdragon 801, which will be essentially the same as the 800 but with higher clock speeds and much faster image processing. Qualcomm has also said the Snapdragon 805 will be coming in May, just after the 801 which is set for April.

You may notice that nowhere in there is a Snapdragon 810, but the Economic Daily News is saying the 810 will come in the second half of the year. Supposedly, the chipset will feature 8-cores running in an ARM big.LITTLE configuration to combine speed and battery efficiency. Of the 8 cores, 4 will be ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs and the other 4 will be Cortex-A53 CPUs. 

All of that will supposedly be in the next Nexus device. Of course, said Nexus device isn't expected until October at the earliest, so there is plenty of time for this prediction to come true. We're not even in the rumor stage where there are too many names floating around for who will manufacture the Nexus 6, so we'll have to just keep an eye on these rumors.

source: DigiTimes



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah baby! Put some pressure on the Note 4 now.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder if the Nexus 6 will be compatible with VZWs network?

15. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Exactly. My contract with VZW end in 4 days. I will not sign another one. Hopefully Nexus phones can get some love on their network soon.

22. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Ha! This is one of the main reasons I left VZW. There were certainly other reasons, but Big Red's unwillingness to carry Nexus devices or any GPE devices for that matter, was a big factor to me.

26. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

They just started carrying the Nexus Tablets, so the future for Nexus devices on VZW could be bright!

33. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

The only Nexus phone that Verizon has ever supported was the Galaxy Nexus, but so did every other major carrier. I would not hold out hope, come this October/November I feel my decision to switch will be even further justified.

31. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I would severely doubt that there will be a Nexus phone compatible with Verizon until Verizon kills off the CDMA network and goes LTE-only.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Please not Lenovo, Google!

12. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

can't agree with you more.. i would really like to see Nexus on Sony or something.. if that is possible..Sony's got some amazinngg design for phones.. but i dont like it's UI.. so stock android UI + Sony's design.. it will be a beauty..

24. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don't like the Sony design. They would have to use the signature Google design they've had on all their phones since the Galaxy Nexus

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I thought there will be no new Nexus?

7. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I think that nexus 6/nexus5 2014 is the last nexus phone

4. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

It would be really nice if they introduced multi-threading in these processors. Could dock a phone and use it as a computer with a desktop O.S. Just saying..

25. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

Phones won't be desktop computers, get over this fantasy. Every advance phones make, PC makes gets 10 times as powerful.

28. 1701nino unregistered

Geez,you sound like an old lady.10 years ago they said that phones will never be able to do normal functions like a computer.And now look at the state of computing,mobile is killing them all.I think younare very wrong,mobile chips are doubling or trippling their performances each year and normal PC every 2-3 years.Heck even Intel is getting nervous,so don't claim something that you can't be sure off.I personally beleive that in a couple of years some of us will do just that,have one device that will power a couple of stations (home,work,mobile).

36. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

You are just dead wrong. Computers are getting more powerful faster than Phones. So Phones are now just switching over to 64 bit processors? That was over a decade ago for PCs. Also X86 chips keep getting smaller and more energy effecient so it's just a race to see if Arm chips get powerful enough (not happening if you understand it) or X86 chips get small and energy effecient enough (already happening for tablets, phones just a matter of time).

5. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Sony Xperia Nexus

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

There's no way Qualcomm will use ARM's design on their high end SoC's. They must be working for the Krait successor.

9. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I think you are right.. A couple of weeks ago there was leaked info for S810 and the CPU was 8x K450 and GPU A430. :)

13. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Krait again? What's going on with Qualcomm? Their first ARMv7 CPU comes from high end model(S1 QSD8250), and their first ARMv8 CPU comes from mid end model(SD410). 64bit CPU for mid end and 32bit CPU for high end seems senseless for me.

16. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

You know that S410 is based on A53, which is not so complexed like A57 in terms of power efficiency.

18. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I think A53 is in the same level with Krait in terms of performance. The A53 is more powerful than A9 but slower than A15, just like the Krait.

21. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

From what I know Krait is hybrid between A15 and A9. But the new 64-bit Krait will be very efficient.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Cool - 64 bit core phones have been out recently - I am waiting for about a month for mine...

30. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Its going to be crazy to see an octa vs a dual 64bit war if tegra k1 ever releases its chip.

10. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Woaa..Snapdragon 810 gonna be a beast 4 x Cortex-A57 and 4 x Cortex-A53. O_O

11. iamoa unregistered

Come on! Let 805 come out first then we'll see about 810. We haven't used 805 in devices and people are like wow yay 810. I say there will be snapdragon 1000 in 2016. So what? We'll see when 2016 comes. 805 isnt here and dreaming about 810. Dream land is the place we live in. Btw, sd 1000 was just an example so dont start dreaming for that in 2016.

17. Gsizzle

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Sony Xperia Nexus 6! It's Sony's time to shine.

19. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

When is Qualcomm going to come out with a real successor to Krait? The architecture still delivers decent per core performance but the clock speeds are too high and power draw is pretty poor. To be honest their Snapdagon 400 A7 Quad already close on paper and delivers enough real life performance with battery to spare. So news about low power draw "mid range" chipsets is good news in my book.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

How about 4 viper cores @2.5ghz

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