The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 powered smartphones are yet to go on sale and rumors about the next top Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset have already started surfacing. The leaked Qualcomm roadmap comes from leaksfly and includes details on a number of upcoming Snapdragon chipsets like the Snapdragon 820, 815, 620, 625, 629, and 616. All of these new chipsets are apparently due for the second half of the year.
The most interesting of the new chipsets is the Snapdragon 820. The next top Qualcomm chipset will apparently be produced on a 14nm Samsung FinFet process. The chipset will still be an octa-core 64-bit part like the 810 but will be based on TS2 cores and not plain vanilla ARM Cortex-A57/A53 cores as the 810 chip. The TS2 core could be Qualcomm’s custom architecture like Krait that is used on earlier Snapdragon chipsets like the Snapdragon 805 and 801 last year. It is also claimed to support LPDDR4 memory and will come with an all-new Adreno 530GPU. MDM9x55 LTE-A Cat.10 model will be on-board as well.
The next chipset is the Snapdragon 815, which seems like an updated version of the Snapdragon 810 based on Qualcomm’s custom TS1i + TS1 architectures with ARM’s big.LITTLE support. It too supports LPDDR4 memory and will arrive with the same MDM9X55 LTE-A Cat.10 modem. The GPU is the Adreno 450, which should be a slight upgrade over the Adreno 430 GPU on the 810 chip in terms of graphics power. The Snapdragon 815 will be built on a 20nm process, just like the Snapdragon 810.
Moving on to the mid-range chipsets, Qualcomm is expected to debut the Snapdragon 625 and 629 chipsets with 8 processing cores and an Adreno 418 GPU. These chipsets will include the MDM9X45 modem with LTE-A Cat.10 support and also support LPDDR4 RAM and will be manufactured on a 20nm HKMG process by Samsung and Global Foundries.
Next up is the Snapdragon 620. This chipset will be based on Qualcomm’s Taipan architecture and have a clock speed between 2.0 and 2.5GHz. Unlike the 625 and 629, the 620 will be a quad-core chipset and will include the Adreno 418 GPU. It does come with the MDM9X45 LTE Cat.10 modem as the other chipsets but only supports LPDDR3 RAM.
Finally, the least expensive of the new Qualcomm chipsets will be the Snapdragon 616 that is based on eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked between 1.8 and 2.2GHz. This chipset will be manufactured on a 28nm HKMG process by SMIC and include the Adreno 408 GPU and an LTE-A Cat.6 modem.