Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chip Released

One of the largest manufacturers of mobile chips had finally released the long-awaited Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, the latest in the lineup of the company’s 800 chip series. The company has also announced that smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 820 can only be expected to arrive between Q2 and Q3 of next year.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 comes with a Qualcomm Kryo CPU which has twice the performance and efficiency compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip. The processor uses 64-Bit CPU with ARMv8-A instruction set. The Snapdragon 820 also packs the new Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP which is claimed to bring improvements to performance and battery life.

High-Speed LTE Connectivity

The SoC supports Class 12 LTE with speed up to 600Mbps downlink and Class 13 LTE with speeds up to 150Mbps uplink and the company claims that the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem can offer 3 times faster  peak upload speeds.

Ultimate Gaming Chipset

For the heavy gamers, the Snapdragon 820 SoC comes with an Adreno 530 GPU which is expected to give 40% higher performance. Also for camera lovers, the SoC has 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor (ISP) supporting up to 25 megapixels with zero shutter lag.

For heavy mobile users, the SoC comes with Quick Charge 3.0 which is expected to work 4 times quicker than conventional charging and 38% faster than Quick Charge 2.0 and finally for movie lovers, the Soc supports 4K Ultra HD capture and playback videos.

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is accompanied with few other new technologies like Qualcomm Haven Security Suite, Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology, Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect, Qualcomm SafeSwitch theft prevention solution etc for giving high security.

However, some bloggers and tech experts are skeptical if the Snapdragon 820 will have overheating problems like the Snapdragon 810. Which is the first device to get it? Will it outperform its competitors Apple A9 processor and Samsung’s Exynos Chips? We will soon come up with answers to these questions until we get further details.