Qualcomm made the new Snapdragon 820 chipset official at MWC during March, but back then gave us very few details. Now, a report from China reveals that full details of the new Snapdragon 820 chipset will be unveiled on August 11. Also Read - Google gives another reason to consider Snapdragon-based Android devicesAlso Read - Snapdragon 778G launches for premium Android smartphones with support for 144Hz display
A special event in Los Angeles has been organized for this purpose, where the company will give us full clarity on what the new chipset brings along. Qualcomm received a lot of flack for the Snapdragon 810 that has suffered heating issues. The biggest loss was for the San Diego based chip maker was Samsung, which decided to go with its own Exynos chipset instead of the Snapdragon 810. Also Read - This Qualcomm chip bug affects around 30 percent of phones globally: Report
With the Snadragon 820 Samsung will use its own custom-designed Kryo cores. The company also said that Kryo will be a 64-bit ARM chip, indicating that it will be compatible with the ARMv8 instruction set. Additionally, the Snapdragon 820 chip debuts Qualcomm’s new Zeroth platform that was also unveiled at MWC. It promises to be a cognitive computing platform, which means that it can anticipate users needs and actions in advance. At MWC, the company demoed a smartphone camera that was able to identify users and automatically tag their names.
“The premium mobile experiences of the future will extend beyond traditional features and functionality and be defined by devices that have the ability to learn and adapt to the needs of the user, through fully harnessing the growing levels of compute, multimedia and connectivity in our mobile devices, Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and co-president of QCT had said.
The first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 820 is expected to release by the end of the year, or by early 2016. The chipset will be built on a FinFET manufacturing process, and is expected to include a quad-core CPU and an Adreno 530 GPU.