Tuesday , June 12 2018

Further details on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor

qualcomm snapdragonFollowing the announcement of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor earlier this week, some new details have come to light, including a full specifications sheet for those that love to get stuck on the details.

At a high level, the new Snapdragon 820 is built around the Kryo CPU core, built using — surprisingly enough — Samsung’s 14nm technology. Qualcomm claims that the chip offers twice the performance and efficiency of previous generation parts, but the details around this claim remain – as yet – vague.

Snapdragon820-2

What detail we have about the Snapdragon 820 is set out in the spec sheet below, including a raft of improvements such as the Adreno 530 GPU (40% improvement in performance and efficiency), the inclusion of an X12-class modem, and other odds and ends around image processing and security:

820-Features

We’re expecting to see Snapdragon 820 processors inside phones from early 2016, so perhaps the earliest glimpse we’ll have of these devices will be at CES in Las Vegas come January 2016, which Jason will be covering. I would predict that MWC 2016 in Barcelona will feature more phones and tablets powered by these chips — given the mobile focus — with devices featuring the chips predicted to ship around March/April 2016.

Given the disappointment of the Snadragon 810 processors (too hot, too power thirsty) it will be interesting to see if the Snapdragon 820 can turn Qualcomm’s fortunes around.

Source: ExtremeTech.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Matt

Well I’m keen. Bring on the Nexus 6XP.

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