Since March, rumors about Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 are revolving around. Now, finally, Qualcomm has fully unveiled its latest chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. It is Qualcomm’s flagship chipset and it will be used in upcoming flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy S7.
Snapdragon 820 comes with 64-bit Kryo 2.2 GHz Quad Core CPU. Performance has been increased by 2x compared to its predecessor, Snapdragon 810. It will also provide twice the efficiency which means that battery life will be improved over the previous generation chipset.
Snapdragon 820 will come with Adreno 530 GPU. The new GPU is 40% more powerfull than the previous one and uses 40% less power. Heat efficiency has also been improved, the GPU will now stay cooler. The GPUs support HDMI 2.0 and up to 4K @ 60fps output.
The Snapdragon 820 has X12 LTE modem which will support Cat.12 LTE (600 Mbps) downlink Cat.13 (150 Mbps) upload speed. And Wi-Fi now supports 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac connections. But there are few routers in the market which support this technology yet.
Maximum resolution of 4K display is supported by the latest chipset. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 is now supported. Which is 38% faster than the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. It also supports UFS 2.0 or eMMC 5.1 flash storage and USB 2.0 and 3.0. Up to 28MP camera resolution is now supported and dual back cameras are supported as well.
Smartphones will start to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 from January 2015.