It is no secret that Qualcomm is working furiously on releasing the first 64-bit chips for Android, especially after Apple beat them to it by nearly a year.
The company had earlier announced that we should see the first 64-bit powered Android devices arrive later this year, and if the latest leaked roadmap are to be believed, its plans seems to be moving according to schedule.
The roadmap was leaked by a reputed Chinese analyst on Weibo. According to the leaked images, we should see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 610, 615 and 410 powered devices launch sometime before the end of this year. All these 64-bit chips will be making use of ARM’s Cortex-A53 processor in different configurations and will be accompanied by an Adreno 405 GPU. They will be based on the existing 28nm fabrication process from TSMC.
As for the high-end 64-bit chips, we should see them land sometime in the first half of the next year. The top-of-the-line octa-core Snapdragon 810 will arrive first towards the end of first quarter with an Adreno 430 GPU and will be able to record 4K videos at 60FPS.
Joining it sometime during the second quarter of 2015 will be the Snapdragon 808, a hexa-core chip with an Adreno 418 GPU. It will be able to record QHD videos at 60FPS. Both chips will be based on the 20nm fabrication process from TSMC, which should lead to some significant power savings.
Apart from the release timeframe of Snapdragon 410, most of the information above was already known, but it is always reassuring to know that the company plans are still on track.[Via Android Authority]