First Snapdragon 823 smartphone could be right around the corner
posted by Stephen S. / Jun 07, 2016, 10:23 AM
Supposedly, LeEco has an 823-based phone lined up to launch at MWC Shanghai in three weeks. We haven't heard any other details about this handset, only that it would run this top-of-the-line processor.
LeEco's a brand that's been becoming of greater interest to smartphone users in the West recently, as we've seen the company set up a new office in Silicon Valley.
While this LeEco phone could be a contender for first-announced Snapdragon 823 phone, other companies are on our radar with possible 823-powered models of their own, and we recently heard that a variant of the just-launched Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe could also be in the works with a Snapdragon 823 under its hood.
We're not expecting the Snapdragon 823 to blow the 820 out of the water (so don't worry that your shiny new flagship is suddenly about to become outdated), but even as an incremental upgrade over its predecessor, we're very curious to give its capabilities a try for ourselves. With a little luck, we could have that chance within the next few months.
source: GizmoChina via Pocketnow
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I can't imagine anyone needing a better, faster processor than SD820. What can SD823 add that non-gamers need?
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 10:29 AM 1
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Nothing, that's what. When I get my SD 820 phone (ZTE Axon 7), I'm underclocking both the CPU and GPU as even then they can run QHD without hiccups. Unless it's on a new fab, the 823 will just eat through battery life faster.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 10:32 AM 2
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It could be from Samsung's 14LPP process maturing, allowing Qualcomm to reduce voltages and increase clocks without increasing power consumption But it is a big increase in clocks and 14LPP should have been pretty mature since its Samsung's second 14nm process Hopefully its also because its using improved Kryo cores, not just overclocked Like the improvement from 600->800 or 801->805
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:20 PM 0
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It's better to have the power and not need it than to need it and not have it. Plus, it'll likely have a lower power draw, which is always good.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 10:47 AM 1
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I don't need a faster processor but one in which is very power efficient. Most importantly I want one that doesn't get warm unless you are gaming for an hour. My S7 Edge gets warm with the Camera app open for 10 seconds. Any type of picture taking or video gets it nice and toast. I want these types of task to be a cake walk for a processor.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 10:57 AM 1
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My Note 5 or HTC One didn't get warm unless used extensively. Just having the camera app open on my Edge makes it noticeably warm. Lol what's great about having a metal and glass phone is that I can just blow on hotspot and it cools down instantly. Can't do that with a cheap play school plastic phone.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 3:38 PM 0
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I wouldnt say it needs more speed..rather needs to be more energy efficient case-and-point the difference in battery life between the Exynos and Snapdragon Galaxy S7
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 11:56 AM 1
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LeEco is going to be a major force in all things tech and media. Their expansion into media and devices is impressive. The LeSee car is a good example of their desire to innovate.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 10:49 AM 1
I am praying they get to the states. Their phones look damn good - just need US LTE. I want to get the 1s for my parents but they need more bands.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:03 PM 0
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