The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset has been acknowledged in the past by the San Diego-based company, but very few details about it are known at the moment. It seems the air around it will finally be cleared on August 11, when the firm is expected to take the veil off this new SoC.
In March, during the MWC, Qualcomm had first spoken about the Snapdragon 820 officially. Back then, it had said that it will come fitted with its very own Kryo cores instead of the ARM big.LITTLE architecture that’s present on the Snapdragon 810 and 808 models.
This means the company is ready to go back to basics in order to try and resolve the woes that have been created by the 810 chipset’s tendency of heating up and throttling. This has resulted in a lot of trouble for the company, especially since the SoC has been incorporated into most of the high-end smartphones of today.
The hexa core CPU-equipped Snapdragon 808 chipset has provided some respite to a few manufacturers who are willing to experiment, but the 810 still remains the highest-end offering from Qualcomm, and that’s the unit which is facing most issues. It’s hence that smartphone makers are eagerly awaiting the 820 model now.
It is said to come with a quad core CPU, abandoning the octa core route taken by its predecessor. Furthermore, an Adreno 530 GPU and an MDM9x55 LTE Cat.10 modem will also form part of it. It will apparently be made on either Samsung’s 14nm or TSMC’s 16nm process.