After the long wait, Qualcomm finally pulled off the veil from the next power guy to grace the next generation of mobile devices. Snapdragon 820 is said to deliver twice the performance of its predecessor having built in with 64-bit quadcore processor that uses Kryo cores clocked at 2.2GHz. Now, this is quite an accomplishment considering that it was just one-generation leap and that it promises to be more efficient and battery life-friendly. It also supports a whooping 28MP camera that has the ability to capture videos of 4k Ultra HD as well as playback.
The Snapdragon 820 SoC also comes with an equally impressive Adreno 530 GPU that guarantees photorealistic graphics and can perform 40 percent faster than the previous Adreno 430. It also made improvements in terms of power usage and compute capabilities.
Along with the chipset is Quick Charge 3.0 technology that enables charging 4x as fast as normal charging capability and was recorded to be 38% faster than the previous title holder, Quick Charge 2.0. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ad, 802.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO and LTE-U connectivity. And speaking of the latter, the SoC houses the new X12 LTE modem that is ready for Cat.12 lTE download speed of up to 600Mb per second and upload speed for as fast as 150 Mbps. Now, this simply says that there 33% development from the download speed while there’s a 300% improvement on the upload based from Snapdragon 810 that houses the X10 LTE modem.
Meanwhile, rumors circulating that the upcoming flagship of HTC (whether it is dubbed as HTC M10 or not) will be housing Snapdragon 820. If rumors hold enough truth, the handset will be on the midrange spectrum and that we can expect it by the second quarter next year (2016).