Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon 820


810 Snapdragon by Qualcomm was often in the news, an in some cases, put consumers at a disadvantage. The company showed its light in the tunnel after revealing details Snapdragon 820. Even scant information gives us an idea of ​​what to expect.

The first important, we have learned about Snapdragon 820 e, it comes with 64 – bit Kryo cores, turning his back on the Cortex.


Snapdragon 820 will work with a new generation GPU Adreno 530, while Snapdragon 618 and 620 will use the new 510 series comes with Adreno OpenGL 3.1 (3.2 will appear on – later), and the recently introduced Vulcan API.


Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820 is 40% – better performance, a reduced energy consumption by 40%. Adreno 510 GPU expects to be with many improvements compared to 405.


Part of what to expect from the new Qualcomm proposal is not yet known, but probably there will be a person 14nm or 16nm chips (20nm at S810). Another incentive for energy efficiency comes from the independent Power Manager GPU.

This is the official information so far, no details on the new Kryo cores and how many will be (for now are assumptions that are 4). At issue was and what mobile network will support (most – perhaps 4G LTE), but soon expect more details.

Devices with Snapdragon 820 expect to occur in the first half of 2016.