Qualcomm tries to calm fears, says 64-bit Snapdragon 810 is still "on track"

Qualcomm announced the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 all the way back in April and said that the chipset was planned for release in the first half of 2015. Last week, the clock speeds of the 810 were revealed; and, soon afterwards, it was rumored that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 could be delayed because of issues with the Qualcomm SoC. Now, Qualcomm is trying to calm fears, but it isn't doing so well...
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53 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Honestly i'm not even concerned about this chipset. I would prefer to get an 805 equiped phone and wait for a second gen 64 bit equiped SOC. Its going to take time to convert from 32 to 64 bit. I mean Even windows stil runs as a hybrid 36/64 bit environments

12. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I remember someone from the same company said 64bit architecture is a marketing gimmick, yet still they are not able produce a gimmick. LOL.

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

Wow you don't know anything about tech that's out now do you, android already has 64bit out on market just qualcomm is slow on the button on this one, and it is a gimmick if u have a 64bit with 1gb ram in a 4inch screen not even 720p, you see how apple is upping the ram and on the next iphone because you can't have a phone with a large screen with high res with one gigabyte of RAM pushing it, it just can't handle it

27. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Did I ever mentioned that android does not have 64bit? And If you think that implementation of 64bit architecture is for just adding more than 1 GB RAM, then I can simply laugh about your username......

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

Actually, Qualcomm already has multiple 64-bit chipsets out in the market. I guess that makes you wrong.

13. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's not going to take any time at all for apps written in Java - when the app is installed on a Lollipop phone, it gets compiled as 64-bit right then and there.

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Me too. The Nexus 6 is more than enough, this time next year will be the time to get a 64bit chip set. +1

40. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Outside of 64 bit, the Snapdragon 810 offers the Cortex A57 and A53 cores which are more powerful and more efficient than the current Snapdragon 805 processor. So, I don't see the reasoning as to why you wouldn't want this chipset? I personally would, even without the 64 bit capabilities.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

What exactly would advantages would a Snapdragon 810 bring over an 805?

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

64 bit

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

going to 64 bit means you can have memory configs over 4 gigs. Multitasking works a bit better (processor wise), potentially less battery use, that kind of stuff. Initially? it means nothing. Apps have to be recompiled and many lines of code added in order to take any meaningful advantage. Just ask apple. They went 64bit for marketing hype and have done zero with it.

39. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

“The 64-bit Apple chip hit us in the gut,” says the Qualcomm employee. “Not just us, but everyone". “Apple kicked everybody in the balls with this. It’s being downplayed, but it set off panic in the industry.” i still remember these words said by a Qualcomm employee. so if not you atleast there are some others (having more knowledge than you ofcourse) who thinks that Apple has achieved something by releasing first 64 bit smartphone. dude there are many things which you dont know...educate yourself before commenting like an idiot

41. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I believe that though. When Apple introduced the A7 chip, nobody else in mobile was really talking about 64 bit. It was for desktops. The speculation from our own Michael H. as I recall is not that the iPhone needed to go 64 bit, but rather that they might align iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps.

51. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

true..

42. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

shouldn't we ask microsoft first?

6. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

805 is Quad Core 2.7 GHz 32-bit chip while 810 is 2GHz (max) Octa Core 64-bit chip. Also 810 has a better GPU. In day-to-day use, you wouldn't notice a difference in performance as they are both way above par.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

As an average user, nothing.

8. Xenovia

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

2x times faster on GPU side

50. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

compared to what?

52. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Def not comparing to the GTX Titan :P

53. Xenovia

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

Did you see his question? "810 over 805"

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

Power savings mainly and speed boost because of trash dump and ram management

23. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

the 810 is an octa core a57/a53 which carries a 50% improvement at the same clock speed, its 20nm vs 28nm which has about 30% more performance, it has ddr4 at 3200mhz so double the bandwidth, the gpu is 30% faster, all this at better efficiency and thats all before you even count the benefits of 64 bit

45. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Krait vs. A57/A53 pure arm cores.

5. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

First they announced H1 2015, but lately they were talking about launched it early 2015. I have an impression they intentionally stalled it for Snapdragon 805's sake. If NVIDIA could have manage to launch Erista for smartphones soon, they could stole some market share from Qualcomm.

9. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

No big deal for Samsung they just use there own cpu, as Qualcomm use Samsung to make them Anyways, Samsung will have the room to make more of there own cpu if Qualcomm are not ready. Samsung cpu will be better anyways this time as Qualcomm are not using there own core and Samsung have 1 year on them with the 8 core setup

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

North America at least, Samsung has been relying on Snapdragon chips since the S2. I'm not sure if it's due to production limitations on the Exynos or LTE/CDMA radios. And no, North America is not the only market, but it's a huge market and a large source of profit margin.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

If I remember correctly its actually because of Qualcomm's patents in the USA regarding radios. Ever since QC started baking its radio chips into the SoC, Samsung's chips have left our shores. The Galaxy 1 had samsung's proprietary chip in it (a lesser version was used in the iphone as well), which is what made it so much better than everything else out at the time

24. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There is one standout case though, the Note 2. They got around it by using a Qualcomm radio chip alongside the Exynos. I'm guessing that's not a valid option anymore.

11. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Qualcomm needs to put in more work the the A7 will still trump this 810 but Samsung chips seem to work flawlessly. Samsung needs to make Qualcomm put in more work!
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