There’s still months to see the next model of the Nexus series. Most probably, it will be Nexus 6, following Google’s naming pattern for the lineup. However, the very first rumor about the tech specs of the smartphone has emerged, more precisely from China talking about the Qualcomm SoC to be equipped.

According to Economic Daily News (EDN), Google’s next Nexus phone will be driven by an octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor. Equipped with 8 cores (four ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs paired with four Cortex-A53 CPUs for an ARM), the 64-bit chipset seems likely to arrive in the second half of 2014, in time for the launch of the new Nexus smartphone.

When Qualcomm’s Bill Davidson, senior vice president of global marketing and investor relations asked to comment on the matter, he declined to reveal the company’s roadmap for it 8-core CPUs.

The new chips are coupled with Adreno 405 GPU, though we don’t have much information about the GPU features, but a lots of good things are expected to turn things upside down. One improvement we do know is the support for Direct 11.2, in addition to a new coprocessor for H.265 decoding (the widely used codec for 4K video.

Until the Snapdragon 810 rolls out, the new Galaxy S5 packs Snapdragon 801 while the 805 is making its way to the market.

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Source: DigiTimes