In April Qualcomm unveiled its flagship 64-bit chipsets - the Snapdragon 810 and 808. The Senior Director of Marketing at Qualcomm has confirmed that sample chipsets have been sent out to device manufacturers, the first launches should be in the first half of next year.
These two chips will be the first to be built on a 20nm process, Samsung's Exynos 5433 and Apple's A8 are already at that level (chips made by Samsung and TSMC respectively). Current Snapdragons use the 28nm process.
The Snapdragon 810 and 808 support both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and each maker will be free to choose which one they want. 64-bit Android L will be supported from the beginning.
These aren't Qualcomm's only 64-bit chipsets though, there are also the Snapdragon 410, 610 and 615. All five are based on ARM processor cores instead of a new Krait design, the 615, 808 and 810 in particular pack four Cortex-A53 (replacing the A7) and four Cortex-A57 (replacing the A15).
Qualcomm is using its own GPU though. For the Snapdragon 810 it's the Adreno 430, which will bring a 30% performance increase over the Adreno 420 found in Snapdragon 805. The 808 chipset will use a lower-power part, Adreno 418, which is good for a 30% bump over the old Adreno 330.
The two new Snapdragon 8xx top dogs support LPDDR4 RAM connecting to it over two 32bit channels at 1600MHz.
On the wireless side there's LTE Cat. 6 connectivity (300Mbps downlink) familiar from the current Snapdragon 805.
We can expect to see demos the first Snapdragon 810 and 808 devices at CES, Vivo may already have one in the works.
Too bad I'm buying a phone now. Maybe in a couple of years I'll get a 64 bit chip.
finally bigLITTLE on SDs! Exynos had it for quite a while though i'm hoping SD's performance would be better.
only high-end smartphones will use on that kind of chipsets...