While you’re busy drooling over the next crop of Android devices to come equipped with a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, mobile chipset makers continue pressing on. According to an alleged leaked Qualcomm roadmap obtained by @leaksfly, high-end Android devices launching late this year (or early next) could come equipped with Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 processor.
According to the roadmap — which also shows Qualcomm’s other soon-to-be-released SoCs like the Snapdragon 815, 625/629, 620, and 616 — the 64-bit Snapdragon 820 will feature 8 high performance Taipan cores, successor to the Krait cores found in most Android devices over the past few years. This new octa-core chipset will be built using a Samsung/GlobalFoundries 14nm “FinFet” manufacturing process will bring, what else, but improved performance and efficiency. Other specs include an Adreno 530 GPU, support for faster DDR4 RAM, and Qualcomm’s more advanced MDM9X55 LTE-A Cat.10 modem.
After @evleaks gracefully bowed out of the “mobile leak game” a few months back, dozens of similar minded Twitter accounts looking to make a name for themselves began crawling out from the woodwork. @leaksfly is a relative newcomer and although the information provided in this leak should be taken with a grain of salt, we’re already excited at the thought of a Nexus 5 (2015) packing a Snapdragon 820 chipset.