Qualcomm late 2015 roadmap leaks out: 14nm FinFet Snapdragon 820 surfaces, 'Taipan' Krait successor due

Qualcomm’s roadmap for the second half of 2015 seems to have leaked out in its entirety, a leak revealing many juicy details about what the best devices of 2015 could run on…
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44. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

A8 has best single core performance...iOS probably doesn't run truck load of background services like Android and for that reason doesn't need companion core for light/background tasks, which are taken care of by A53 cores in most modern android soc. I'd strongly advocate 2 very high performance cores in soc with async clocks...instead of 8 mediocre cores.

48. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I so much agree with with you! It brought me to tears the nonsense of Qualcomm creating now more octa cores... They were the ones creating this video! Snapdragon --Better Cores, Not More Cores https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdauwqhmsas How low can they go?! If you have the intel to create your own cores: create something like the enhanced cyclone!

85. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

None of this matters as the Intel 14 nm products will be better as it is on a true 14 nm not the faux 14/16 tsm and Sammie are on. Normal die shrinks are supposed to deliver huge increases in efficiency not the 20-30% increases that these chips are getting. Unlike Intel costs actually are going up for both Sammie and TSM as they are only doing half shrinks. There is a reason Zenphone 2 only costs $200 for the same performance as Apple A7 powered phones. I would wait for 14nm Broxton. This is a long term game and Intel is in the lead with Sammie being second TSM is running out of money as evidenced by the fact Sammie is going to produce the A9 and Qualcomm chips.

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Perfect timing for my upgrade in September.

34. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And mine in November. Whoever can bring an SD815 or 820 to market first in a nice design and clean UI.

74. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

My bet is on Motorola and Sony for the best H2 2015 flagships, or maybe Google will release a 5" Nexus this year after all the flak they got for the Nexus 6.

102. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

From now on Sony will release only one flagship per year therefore Z4 will probably have the 810. There are rumors that Z4 Compact may be released in November, if it means it's going to have the 820 - I'm in!

103. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Really? I thought they were still on the 6 month cycle. I was hoping for Z4 in the first half of the year with the 810 and a Z5 in the second half with the 820. It looks like the 2015 Moto X and Galaxy Note 5 will be the only major Android flagship releases in H2.

105. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Yep, really. Releasing two flagships in a year turned out to be too expensive.

40. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Qualcomm has gave into stupid trend...instead of developing high performance & efficient cpu core (like cyclone & skylake), Qualcomm is relying on mediocre 8 taipan cores. Now you ask, how I know taipan is mediocre core?...Well, if it was truly high performance core then there won't be 8 of them...2 would've been sufficient.

61. JMartin22

Posts: 2355; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The quantity of the cores doesn't speak of their performance capabilities, more to marketing the product. More = appealing to call consumers. The mobile smartphone industry became a hotbed to where everything has to advance at a accelerated pace.

55. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Nah... that SD616 will get canned faster than anyone would care to notice. It's just redundant when why Qc would want to deal with what now should be FIVE diff 61x/62x SKUs? ffs 2 62x octa cores for what??? Remember that other Cortex A53 quad part that's supposed to SD610 aka 615's little guy? Where the hell is it? Clearly their biggest issue isn't really from a design and engineering standpoint, it's some marketing head honcho telling 'em to pull a crazy multiple RRPs' coverage.

80. .KRATOS.

Posts: 441; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

What do they mean that the 810 isn't ready yet.

82. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

That's the Snapdragon the world should hold breaths to see. It will be epic

88. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Great, bigger numbers! (except 14nm, that might be useful)

90. mike2959

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Unlike most user's on this site, cell phone's is a actual hobby that I spend money on. I don't have to sell one cell phone to purchase another. I have both versions of the Note 4 and the SD version is just smoother. Especially browsing. Not sure why, but Exynos has issue's with heavy script page's. I also have a Galaxy S tab with the Exynos in it and again same thing. Battery life goes to the SD as well.

95. AsimSiddiq

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Soory but most of you are wrong, the SD810 is the most powerful chip, it has 388 GFLOPS, please google it, nothing can come close to it.

100. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Yes!. Hope they gonna put 600 series on midranger, instead of 410. 410 should be ob low end :)

109. Guaire

Posts: 870; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

All comments are wasted. Turned out a hoax.
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