Qualcomm presents the Snapdragon 821 chip

Qualcomm presents the Snapdragon 821 chip

We have long known that Qualcomm works on a new SoC that will complement the Snapdragon 820 flagship. The expected name of the chip was Snapdragon 823 but this has turned to be incorrect – at the official launch event Qualcomm named the chip Snapdragon 821.

The main new feature of the new SoC is the increased clock speed of the “fast” Kryo cores inside – now they can work at up to 2.4 GHz. As a comparison the top speed of the Snapdragon 820 is 2.2 GHz. The “slow” cores inside the Snapdragon 821, designed for less intensive tasks, now work at up to 2 GHz, up from 1.6 GHz in Snapdragon 820. There’s no information on the GPU core inside but we suspect we will get the same Adreno 530 chip that has probably been clocked higher. All the remaining specs seem to be the same.

The first devices on Snapdragon 821 are expected soon.

Source: Qualcomm

Related posts

LG announced X-Note T380 ultra-thin Windows 7 notebook

LG is also add a new notebook to quite extensive list of companies that submitted Windows 7-based computers immediately after the official release of the operating system. The company's new 13.3-inch ( 1366x768 LED-backlit display) ultra-thin laptop -X-Note T380 includes an Intel Core 2 Duo...

HP Mini 100e Education Edition for Kids

HP today announced an student-focused Mini netbook features a practical clamshell design and weighting 3.19 pounds. It has 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) LED-backlit WSVGA display, 92 % of full size QWERTY spill-resistant keyboard and an integrated carrying handle for maximized comfort and efficiency...

ASRock plans Taichi motherboard for Broadwell-E

ASRock plans Taichi motherboard for Broadwell-E

ASRock has become the latest company to work on a new X99-based motherboard for the upcoming Intel Broadwell-E CPU generation. The new board will carry the rather strange Taichi word in its product name but this does not mean that this board will be something less than what competitors have to...

Leave a comment