Qualcomm Intros 8-Core Snapdragon Chip
Qualcomm today announced new 600-series processor and radio chipsets for phones, including its first chip with eight main processing cores, the Snapdragon 615. A quad-core version, the 610, was also announced. Both chips support a high number of LTE bands, plus HSPA+ 42 and CDMA. LTE-Broadcast and LTE Category 4. The chips include Adreno 405 graphics, previously only available on the top-end 800 series chips. The 615 and 610 are also 64-bit chips. The first phones using the news chips are expected to ship by the end of 2014.