Qualcomm was quick to acknowledge the performance issues on the Snapdragon 810, and now the company has already announced the arrival of its next flagship processor – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Other than better performance (and problem fixing), what else does the company’s new SoC offer?
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 boasts on its capability to support X12 LTE which offers up to three times faster peak upload speeds as well as 33% faster download speeds compared to those found on X10 LTE. Compared to its predecessor the Snapdragon 810, the Snapdragon 820’s Kryo CPU has twice the performance and a new Hexagon 680 DSP that enhances overall performance and battery life.
In terms of graphics, it utilises Qualcomm’s Adreno 530 GPU that is said to improve graphics performance and computing capabilities; as well as power consumption by 40% when compared to the Adreno 430. Not only that, the Snapdragon 820 comes with 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra camera Image Signal Processor (ISP) that provides support for cameras up to 28 megapixels.
Other notable features of Qualcomm’s latest SoC include Quick Charge 3.0. It is touted to charge four times faster than conventional charging and 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. Not to mention, it also provides Ultra HD 4K recording as well as support for LPDDR4 1866MHz dual-channel RAM.
Some of 2016 flagships are bound to have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 onboard, so we guess this is what the 2015-released OnePlus Two will have to go up against.