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Qualcomm executive: 30 smartphones based on the Snapdragon 820 are currently in the planning phase

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Qualcomm executive: 30 smartphones based on the Snapdragon 820 are currently in the planning phase
In the past month or so, there has been a lot of talk about the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Between Qualcomm's fragmented unveiling of the chipset's hardware specifications and unofficial reports which claim that Samsung is already busy testing and optimizing the Snapdragon 820 for next year's Samsung Galaxy S7, the Snapdragon 820 is drawing a lot of attention these days. In fact, the chip is shaping up to the one of the most important pieces of silicon to ever come out of Qualcomm's labs, especially following the disappointing thermal performance of the current-gen Snapdragon 810.

According to a new report from China, Qualcomm President Frank Meng has recently revealed that multiple smartphone manufacturers from around the world have shown interest in using the upcoming Snapdragon 820. Meng said that no less than 30 smartphone models based on the Snapdragon 820 are currently in the planning and design phase.

Meng did not mention any particular smartphone makers but given that most high-end smartphones use Snapdragon chips, there's reason to believe that companies such as Sony, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, and many others have their eyes set on the Snapdragon 820.

According to previous rumors, Qualcomm will start sending Snapdragon 820 samples to smartphone makers in October. As always, once manufacturers start test-driving the new chip, we'll probably start witnessing various leaks that hint at Snapdragon 820-powered smartphones.

As revealed by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 820 will come with new custom CPU cores, a significantly improved Adreno 530 GPU, a new Hexagon 680 DSP chip, as well as native anti-malware protection. Sources suggest that the Snapdragon 820 will be manufactured using Samsung's 14nm FinFET technology, which might help alleviate the overheating problems that we've witnessed on multiple Snapdragon 810-based smartphones.

source: Weibo via GforGames

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posted on 08 Sep 2015, 22:11 2

1. hung2900 (Posts: 949; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Coz they cannot suffer the Crapdragon 810 anymore...

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 01:07 4

8. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Qualcomm executive: 30 smartphones based on the Snapdragon 820 are ready to overheat.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:22 1

15. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I'm not sure that's a very good indicator, SN810 is known to require throttling yet manufacturers still keep using them due to having no choice.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:36

20. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 764; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


thats the sad part. No choice. I skip purchasing any phone in 2015 due to crapdragon. 820 sound promissing, but the question is when they are releasing it? I am constantly reading news from last 6 months but no news about release date

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 22:11 1

2. hung2900 (Posts: 949; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Coz they cannot suffer the Crapdragon 810 anymore...

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 22:11 1

3. hung2900 (Posts: 949; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Coz they cannot suffer the Crapdragon 810 anymore...

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 22:11 1

4. hung2900 (Posts: 949; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Coz they cannot suffer the Crapdragon 810 anymore...

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 22:21 6

5. jeroome86 (Posts: 851; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Say that 5 times real fast.

The 810 was a disaster. Hope they learn. Wish Samsung would stick to their own cpu's.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 22:46 3

6. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


This is their LAST chance

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 23:28 1

7. GoogleUser101 (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Jun 2015)


SD810 is, was, and always will be... crap. With Intel gaining market share and MediaTek creating advanced deca-core chipsets, it seems like the end of Qualcomm Mobile SoCs.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 02:43 3

10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1514; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Mediatek 10 cores can't hold a candle to the new SD820, and the GPU is not the best you'll find. A different thing is in the mid to low markets, where they are beating Qualcomm.
And Intel gaining market share? where? Which phones apart of the Asus Zenfone 2 is using intel?
I don't get why so much hate for a company like Qualcomm that have been on the top of the mobile revolution for so long.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 09:58 3

17. marorun (Posts: 3151; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Samsung lover are like this usually.

Qualcomm had the best SOC for android since a long time they drop the ball one time and sudenly its the end of Qualcomm..

Samsung was failling again and again they have one success and now they the king lol.

Ridiculous.

SD820 will show everyone what a real SOC should be.
For me its like a mix of what Apple do ( super single core performance good GPU ) and others SOC ( quad core with good multicore performance )

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:39

21. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 764; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


so much hate bcoz they beat out everyone in the competition leaving no other choice and then they f**cked theirself and everyone in 2015. Now no choice except crap810

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 01:12 1

9. NonFanBoy (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Investing on Qualcomm shares currently wouldn't be a bad idea

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 03:52

11. realchrix (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Aug 2015)


yea, i that will not be a bad idea

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 04:11

12. kkmkk (Posts: 463; Member since: 06 May 2013)


while i still prefer exynos i really hope that SD820 be a great CPU/GPU

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 04:50

13. plasteek (Posts: 114; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


30 nuclear bomb over the world . 3rd world war to be initiated by qualcomm?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 09:58

18. marorun (Posts: 3151; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Stop been a moronic fool.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:30 1

14. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Lets hope SN820 is trouble free, I want some good alternatives next year to Samsung.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 09:24 2

16. marorun (Posts: 3151; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


PA need to stop the propaganda machine..

SD810 overheat was caused by 3 factors in order of importance : Big little architecture , Stock arm core and finally the 20 nm build had some part to play in it.

Proof is Exynos throlling up to 40% and i had several S6 and S6 edge return for overheating ( not a single M9 btw )

The New SD820 solved all those issues.
Quad core instead of crappy big little.
Custom core instead of crappy stock core.
14 nm finfett instead of 20 nm.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:12

19. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


to be very honest exynos is the best chip in the market

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