14nm Snapdragon 820 official specifications released


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2015 hasn’t really been the year of Qualcomm, their SD810 and SD615 chipsets had major issues and Mediatek really upped their game, but perhaps they can claw their way back with the release of the Snapdragon 820.

It was no secret that Qualcomm were working on a Snapdragon 820 chipset, in fact most of the talk about this next generation SoC are which phone maker is going to use it first.

Now that official details of the SD820 chipset are announced we have a good idea of what this chipset is capable off and we get a glimpse of hope for upcoming flagship smartphone devices.

The Snapdragon 820 runs at up to 2.2Ghz and is the companies first custom-made 64bit quad-core. Qualcomm are using a new Kyro CPU that uses Qualcomm Symphony System Manager to handle resource management. Apparently the Kyro CPU and Hexagon 680DSP will offer 2 x the efficiency of the Snapdragon 810.

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Processing speed and efficiency are only part of the aim of the new Snapdragon 820, we also see new X12 LTE with up to 3 X faster upload speeds and 33% faster download speeds compared to X10 LTE.

A new fast charging system is in place too. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 boasts 4 x faster charging time that regular charging and up to 38% more efficient that Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.

If you are after a powerful gaming device then a new Snapdragon 820 powered phone or tablet might be the way to go. The flagship SoC ships with an Adreno 530 GPU for a possible %40 improvement in graphics performance in comparison to the Adreno 430.

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And even photographers will be happy with a new 14bit Qualcomm Spectra camera ISP with support for up to 28 mega-pixel capture.

You can see more details and full specifications over on the Qualcomm page here, what my big question is now is which Chinese phone maker is going to end up using the Snapdragon 820 first? Could it be the Oppo Find 9, Vivo Xplay 5S, Xiaomi Mi5 or the next-gen LeTV flagship?

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19 Comments

  1. Rob
    November 11, 2015

    My monies on the xplay 5s followed by letv. This chip sound good, the real test is how it performs in a real device.

    • MaxPower
      November 11, 2015

      i thought you liked the new Mate too

      • Rob
        November 11, 2015

        I do but that won’t have the sd820 under the hood and this is what the article is about. I think the vivo x6 will be the best compromise as I’m guessing it will be priced lower than the mate 8 and xplay 5s.

  2. King
    November 11, 2015

    ELEPHONE will get it first…. on their P82000…. sarcasm!

  3. Mesterio
    November 11, 2015

    Yes yes whatever Qualcomm. Bring it out already, let’s see if it keeps me warmer in bed than the 801. Shouldn’t be too hard to improve on the scorching 801 ?

    • Adam Irvine
      November 11, 2015

      You must mean the 810 not the 801..?

      • Mesterio
        November 11, 2015

        LOL of course thanks, i was getting too excited there 🙂

      • Mesterio
        November 11, 2015

        Thinking about it, why don’t Qualcomm start making electric cookers? I would definitely buy one from them.

    • Jo
      November 11, 2015

      Did you ever had a 810 or are you just blubering what other people say

      • Mesterio
        November 11, 2015

        Just blubbering. In any case there is very strong evidence though. Why you disagree?

        • jo
          November 11, 2015

          I try to use this site to get facts ( actual tests, use, reviews ) real hands on

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    November 11, 2015

    PLEASE be in phones UNDER $150 !

    • Adam Irvine
      November 11, 2015

      Ha! Good luck…

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 11, 2015

        🙁

    • Jerry T
      November 11, 2015

      Sure, as long as you can wait till 2018.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 11, 2015

        noooooooooooooooooooooooo (in dramatic voice)

    • Joel Adames
      November 11, 2015

      you see that too much!!! jajajaja

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 11, 2015

        i kno ….

  5. Aeonia
    November 12, 2015

    Hopefully they get their thermals right this time. They could seriously cripple the high end market segment if this fails to deliver…now if MediaTek can get their GPU @#$% together..