More than 30 Snapdragon 820 devices in the works


This year hasn’t been a very pleasant one for Qualcomm, with their lacklustre showings in the Snapdragon 810 and 615. Thankfully for them, the future does seem brighter, or at least it seems so from the words of Qualcomm China’s Frank Meng.

According to a Chinese report, Meng seems to be pretty optimistic about the company’s upcoming processor, the Snapdragon 820, which already has more than 30 phones being planned, designed and built around it. This definitely seems like promising news for the company and could give them the boost they need to get back in the game.

The Snapdragon 820 will be powered by Qualcomm’s own brand new custom 64-bit Kryo CPU. It will be tightly integrated with the Adreno 530 GPU, as well as the Hexagon 680 DSP. On top of that, the Kryo chip will be made on the 14 nm FinFET technology and can achieve clock speeds of up to 2.2 GHz. All of this seems quite promising, though only time will tell how well it will perform.

Meng hasn’t stated what companies are involved, but we probably guess a few of them like Samsung, Sony, LG, Xiaomi, LeTV, ZTE, HTC and Oppo. What do you take from this news? Are you looking forward to the new Snapdragon 820? Tell us down below.

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