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