Qualcomm confirms a 64-bit Snapdragon-powered smartphone for IFA - seems to be the HTC Desire 820
posted by Florin T. / Aug 28, 2014, 6:06 PM
Qualcomm today informed the world that a “Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone” is going to be unveiled at IFA 2014. While the chipmaker didn’t provide more details on this, the teaser image that it’s using shows exactly the same device that HTC revealed a few days ago. More exactly, it shows just a tiny part of the device - believed to be the HTC Desire 820.
Unlike the entry-level Desire 510, which was introduced earlier this week featuring a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410 processor, the Desire 820 is expected to come with a more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU. The 615 includes four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz, plus four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.0 GHz. For now, we don’t know where, and neither when the Desire 820 will be available. In any case, for it to truly take advantage of the 64-bit capabilities of the Snapdragon 615, it must run Android L - so perhaps HTC will release it only after Google launches this new Android version (sometime this fall).
IFA 2014 starts next week, and we just can’t wait to see what HTC and Qualcomm have to show us.
source: Qualcomm (Twitter)
I don't see the need for a 64Bit processor. What ever happened to OCTO-Core? Just wondering
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 6:22 PM 4
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With eight homogeneous cores, how did ARM decide to split them up into two groups of four with two different clockspeed ranges? Is this 4+4 setup optimal for Android because of how the OS uses threads? Or is it because of temperature/power considerations? I might have thought two very high speed cores and four low speed cores would be more flexible. But perhaps the high speed cores aren't desirable with the current A53 design/implementations?
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 7:29 PM 0
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It's for efficiency. The four low power cores are used for most processing, while the four higher power are for more intensive situations. Some setups allow all eight to run simultaneously if needed, too.
posted on Aug 29, 2014, 12:16 PM 0
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Of course it should be HTC that will follow Apple's USELESS(for now) 64 bit . THAT'S WHY THEY MADE CONTRSCT WITH APPLE. Right?
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 8:25 PM 0
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If samsung and not HTC will realease first this 64 bit snapdragon powered smartphone, we wll never read that "USELESS" word on your comments here. Right?
posted on Aug 29, 2014, 6:51 AM 1
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