Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 was announced back in February and represents the chip maker’s first octa-core SoC with integrated Cat.4 4G LTE. The chip is manufactured using a 28nm process and is made up by four 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A53 cores plus four 1GHz Cortex A53 cores working in concert with Adreno 405 GPU.
Even if the chip per se is not an extreme power house, it will offer levels of performance similar to the 32-bit Snapdragon 805, while maintaining energy consumption as low as possible.
So in the first months of 2015, we’re probably going to be confronted with an avalanche of flagship products bundling this particular architecture, coming from almost every major device manufacturer out there.
Actually, the flood has already begun, as a few device makers have announced handsets taking advantage of this particular SoC.