Qualcomm headquarters in Mira Mesa. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Qualcomm headquarters in Mira Mesa. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Qualcomm said Monday there is a growing demand for its new Snapdragon 810 processor, with more than 60 mobile devices being designed to use it — despite Samsung’s decision to use a different chip on the upcoming Galaxy S6.

“New devices based on Snapdragon 810 include the LG G Flex2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, with many more expected in the coming weeks and months,” Qualcomm said in a statement, also citing Motorola Mobility, Sony Mobile and Microsoft as customers.

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“Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm have a long history of cooperating to create amazing mobile experiences,” said Rick Osterloh, president of Motorola Mobility. “The Snapdragon 810 processor will enable us to push the boundaries even further so we can continue delighting our customers with devices that give them new choices.”

“Xiaomi prides itself on embracing the leading-edge of innovation for premium mobile devices,” said Lei Jun, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Xiaomi. “We make every effort to bring the newest and most innovative technology to our enthusiastic customers, drawing on the best in the industry.

“Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies on the Snapdragon 810-powered Mi Note Pro provides us the ability to deliver more performance, features and user capabilities to a mobile device than ever before. This is what our customers want and what Xiaomi will deliver with the Snapdragon 810.”

Last week Qualcomm lowered its financial outlook because of Samsung’s decision to use its own chip, rather than the Snapdragon, as the processor for its next signature mobile phone.

Qualcomm is a worldwide leader in wireless technology with more than 30,000 employees and a market value of approximately $120 billion.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.