The rumor about the existence of the Snapdragon 815 chipset from Qualcomm started a couple of months ago. This was supposed to carry ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, with an octa-core CPU, Adreno 450 GPU, LPDDR4 memory support, and a MDM9x55 built-in modem with Cat.10 LTE capabilities. The Snapdragon 815 was apparently going to be made using a 20nm process.
But wait! Maybe we need to take a step back…according to Jon Carvill, Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Public Relations, this is all fiction.
He spoke to Fudzilla and clearly stated that Qualcomm has no plans for a Snapdragon 815 SoC. In fact, the company’s next top of the line mobile offering will be the Snapdragon 810 successor, the Snapdragon 820.
The Snapdragon 820 is expected to sample later this year, while devices powered by it should be out at the end of 2015 or at the beginning of 2016.
The Snapdragon 820 will be built using a FinFET process, and it will be the first 64-bit SoC to come with a Qualcomm custom core, named Kyro. This will be based on ARMv8, but will be designed by Qualcomm.