Snapdragon 820 benchmarks, Apple's Smart Battery case and the S7 chassis: weekly news roundup

Snapdragon 820 benchmarks, Apple's Smart Battery case and the S7 chassis: weekly news roundup
Once again, it is time for our weekly news round-up, where we put the most interesting stories from the past seven days for anyone who needs to catch up. 

Qualcomm finally lifted the veil over its much-rumored next generation flagship processor, the Snapdragon 820, and said that there are no less than 60 phone and tablet designs with it that will pop up next year. One of these devices is said to be Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7, so when Qualcomm released its reference platform with Snapdragon 820 for testing last week, our ears perked up like those of a fennec on a desert morning.

Apple also chipped in last week, releasing a Smart Battery case in its online store comes with a 1,877mAh embedded battery inside, which provides up to 25 hours of additional talk time, 18 hours of web browsing on LTE, or up to 20 hours of video playback. While almost doubling your battery life, it ran into some design brouhaha, but more on that in the weekly news roundup in the slideshow below.

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8 Comments

1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

techiexp will still dispute. so much to say for the Galaxy series being smoked by an ios device with ONLY 2 gigs of ram and 2 cores.

2. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Single core scores are almost identical. ....

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7187; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Single core benchmarks are just plain stupid, especially since no OS uses a single thread, and the vast majority of apps use multiple threads. Which means the use of multiple cores.

5. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I know that but the one ho mentioned the 2 core phone doesn't

6. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The 820 does smoke it, and with pre-release silicon.

7. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yea....at least wait till it's in a working device....still can't wait to get my hands on a s7

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

because they are intentionally designed with 2 powerful cores. your ignorance for CPUs comparing just cores is annoying.

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The 820 going to fly with Samsungs UFS 2.0 storage. I'm finally excited about upcoming phones! 2015 is dead to me. Thanks for the crappy 810 Qualcomm... Bring on 2016!!!

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