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Qualcomm makes all details about Snapdragon 820-soc known
Qualcomm has officially announced at an event in New York Snapdragon 820-soc. The quad-core CPU utilizes Qualcomm’s own Kyro cores and according to the manufacturer’s twice as fast as the Snapdragon 810.
Already in March announced Qualcomm’s Mobile World Congress, the arrival of the Snapdragon 820 to. In the course of the year, the chip manufacturer brought already several details about the chip to the outside, but now all the information is known. So Qualcomm has announced that the soc is made on a 14nm FinFET-process.
Unlike the Snapdragon 810 uses the new soc no ARM Cortex cores, the Snapdragon 820 are designed Kyro own four cores with a maximum speed of 2.2GHz. Compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 820, according to the manufacturer twice as fast and 30% more efficient. The Snapdragon 810 experienced problems with overheating, may be solved in the new soc. The CPU is assisted by an Adreno 530 GPU. This would not only faster, but also 40% more economical than the Adreno 430, which is in the Snapdragon 810.
The image processor in the soc supports cameras with a resolution up to 28 megapixels and can handle ultra-high-definition videos. The chip can displays with 4K resolution control. Qualcomm promises better pictures in low light due to the improved image processing. The SOC is an integrated modem with support for 4G speeds of up to 600Mbps.
Likely to use many smartphone manufacturers in 2016 Snapdragon 820 in their top models. Currently, most manufacturers use the Snapdragon 810 in their most expensive smartphones. Although not yet known which smartphones will use the chip, Qualcomm let Twitter know that there are at least sixty devices are planned that will have the new soc aboard. In the first half of 2016 will appear the first smartphones with Snapdragon 820-soc.
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