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After months of rumors and leaks, Qualcomm has finally unveiled their upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor that is bound to come with most of the flagship smartphones and tablets of 2016 next year. As the successor of the present Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm assures that the new 14nm FinFET type chip will offer twice the performance and battery life.
While the Snapdragon 810 processor used ARM designed CPU cores, Qualcomm has chosen to integrate their own custom cores called the Kyro. The processor holds a 64-bit quad core Kyro configuration, with speeds up to 2.2GHz. The new Adreno 530 GPU is said to offer about 40% graphics performance gain over the previous generation. The new chip also offers higher LTE and WiFi download speeds.
The Snapdragon 820 is the first to support both licensed and unlisecned LTE connections. The new Quick Charge 3.0 feature is said to bring four times faster charging than Quick Charge 2.0. The chip now can now process high resolution camera images up to 28MP.
Expect companies such as Samsung, Sony, HTC, OnePlus, LG, Huawei, Google, ASUS, Motorola, Microsoft and others to chip these new silicones for their future 2016 flagship devices.
Source: GSM Arena