Qualcomm, the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies, is all set to launch its new chip, the Snapdragon 820. With a major foul-up in the Snapdragon 810, the company has put in all its efforts to bring radical changes in the new chip.
As we all know, the Snapdragon 810 was marred by heating issues and the manufacturer couldn’t keep the problems in check. With the launch of the 820 silicon chip, it plans to size up efficiency and performance.
The new chip, Snapdragon 820, comes with a quad-core platform and not an octa-core one. Does that mean the new version will not perform better than its predecessor?
During an interview, a Qualcomm executive spoke about the the benefits of the new chip, saying that the chip uses custom ‘Kyro’ cores and, hence, with just a quad processor, it shall deliver the premium level of performance.
The primary reason the company is confident about the new Snapdragon 820 processor is that the chip has been manufactured using Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process. This enhances the device’s operating ability, despite featuring just four custom ARM cores as part of its processor.
The Snapdragon 820 runs on a new X12 LTE modem, quad-core 64-bit CPU with 2.2 GHz clock speed, and the next-gen Adreno GPU with an Adreno display processor as well as an Adreno video processor. It shall also have LTE speeds of up to 6000Mbps for downloads and 150 Mbps for uploads, as previously reported.
The company has also incorporated Quick Charge 3.0, a new form of technology that allows smartphones to charge their battery from 0-85% in just 35 minutes. That is something to really look forward to!
The first devices to parcel up the Snapdragon 820 processor will make an entry in the first quarter of 2016, with the Samsung Galaxy S7 expected to be the first. We can barely wait!