Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm has officially announced its rumored Snapdragon 820 processor during an event held in New York City. The new chip will retire the current Snapdragon 810 SoC which has some problems with the heat emitted. The new Snapdragon 820 is free of such problems or so the folks at Qualcomm say.
The Snapdragon 820 chip has four 64-bit Kryo cores that can work at up to 2.2 GHz. Thanks to this the new chip is two times faster than the Snapdragon 810 processor or so Qualcomm says. The new SoC also has a Hexagon 680 DSP signal processor inside that provides more performance and prolonged battery life. In addition to this the Snapdragon 820 is equipped with Adreno 530 graphics, which is 40 per cent faster than the older Adreno 430 GPU. Despite all this extra performance the Snapdragon 820 needs less energy thanks to the finer 14 nm process used for manufacturing the chip.
The new Qualcomm chip has support for X12 LTE, up to 28 MP cameras, 4K Ultra HD video recording and video playing and 4K displays. The chip also supports USB 3.0 and Quick Charge 3.0 and devices, based on it, can be recharged 38 per cent faster than other similar devices without this technology.
The first Snapdragon 820 devices are expected in early 2016. The new chip will be used in more than 60 new mobile devices that will debut next year.