Report: Qualcomm to release octa-core version of Snapdragon 820 during the first half of next year

Ever since the Snapdragon 810 chipset was released by Qualcomm, the chip was dogged by reports that it overheats. Looking to distance the Snapdragon 820 from its predecessor, Qualcomm stuffed the recently introduced chip with four home made "Kryo" cores. While Qualcomm was shrinking the number of cores on the Snapdragon 820, MediaTek was introducing its Helio X20 chipset which features a deca-core (10 cores) design...
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21. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If they did 4 kryo cores and 4 A35 cores that could be pretty cool. Honestly my smartphone would run just fine with 2 kryo cores, 2 A53s and 2 A35s.

23. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Honestly, I knew this was going to happen soon or later, but it was sooner however.

24. bbdol

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I would rather pay for a micro SDcard slot on my next phone than four more high performance cores.

26. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I think the public would rather 32gig storage as the minimum rather than the number of cores.

28. seblak

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 07, 2015

iPhones had dual core processors and people still buy them..

36. fyah_king unregistered

Because an iphone doesn't do much.

33. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


34. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

As long as its not overheating that much, that's fine.

38. Krjal

Posts: 416; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Even Android isn't efficiently utilising 4-core CPUs at the moment. Qualcomm was right about it being a marketing gimmick. It'll be a pity if they have to do it just to sell more chipsets. At least it'll make the benchmark numbers nice and high...
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