Microsoft testing the Snapdragon 820 chip for 2016 models? Latest rumor on the Surface phone

Microsoft testing the Snapdragon 820 chip for 2016 models? Latest rumor on the Surface phone
Reportedly, Microsoft plans on trumping the soon to be released Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with a pair of new flagship handsets that will be released around the third quarter of 2016. As you might surmise, there really is not much known about the two phones except for one rumor. According to this speculation, these 2016 Windows 10 Mobile powerhouses are being tested with the Snapdragon 820 chipset inside.

The 64 bit Snapdragon 820 chipset, built with the 14nm process, offers four Qualcomm produced Kryo cores, and the Adreno 530 GPU. The graphics processor is 40% faster than the Adreno 430 GPU used with the Snapdragon 810 SoC. To keep components from overheating, the 2016 top-shelf models are expected to use the same advanced cooling technology employed by the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.

Some fresh new rumors are also circulating about the Surface Phone. According to a report published today, the Surface Phone will be given flagship status even though the focus will be on productivity, not specs. The Surface Phone will be marketed to businesses and will reportedly support Win32 apps and offer "enhanced continuum."

source: NPU via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile

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