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Just because this week is spam-week for oficial announcements from Mobile World Congress, doesn't mean we get to slack on future news, rumors and innuendo. Here's a juicy new rumor suggesting Google is working on a phablet of their own called the Nexus 6. Supposedly, this device will will be announced later this year with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Series (probably the 816 which was just announced) Octa-Core 64-bit processor powering it. Supposedly, this new 8-core chip will include four ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs coupled with four Cortex-A53 CPUs in an ARM big.LITTLE configuration to enable scalable performance.
Here's a quote with the details,
Google will use Qualcomm's forthcoming 64-bit 8-core chipset solution, the Snapdragon 810, for its next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Bill Davidson, senior vice president of global marketing and investor relations of Qualcomm, declined to reveal the company's roadmap for it 8-core CPUs when he visited Taiwan recently, said the paper.
However, the paper said that Qualcomm is expected to release the Snapdragon 810 in the second half of 2014, quoting reliable sources.
The Snapdragon 810 SoC is likely to be powered by four ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs paired with four Cortex-A53 CPUs for an ARM big.LITTLE configuration that enables scalable performance, said the paper.
As we can see, this is supposed to hit in the second half of this year. This is of course assuming the intel is accurate. DigiTimes has a moderately successful track record so it's definitely something to watch out for. What do you guys think? Would a Nexus phablet interest you?