Snapdragon 820 chipset now official

Snapdragon 820 chipset now official
At long last, Qualcomm has officially unveiled the Snapdragon 820 chipset. The 64-bit quad-core CPU uses Qualcomm's own Kryo cores (running as fast as 2.2GHz), which provides twice the performance of the CPU on the Snapdragon 810 chipset. The Adreno 530 GPU promises to deliver "photorealistic" graphics, while performing 40% faster than the Adreno 430 GPU. The chip supports a 28MP camera with 4K Ultra HD capture and playback.

The Snapdragon 820 chipset comes with Quick Charge 3.0. This allows you to charge up your device four times as fast as conventional charging, and is 38% faster than Quick Charge 2.0. By supporting Wi-Fi 802.11ad and 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO, you can achieve faster Wi-Fi connectivity, and the Snapdragon 820 is the first SoC to support LTE-U. This is an unlicensed part of the radio spectrum that is beginning to be used for mobile communications using Wi-Fi.

Speaking of LTE, the new X12 LTE modem in the Snapdragon 820 is enabled for Cat.12 LTE download speed, up to 600Mb/sec. It also handles Cat.13 upload speeds as fast as 150Mbps. That is a 33% improvement from the download speed, and a 300% improvement on the upload speed, found on the Snapdragon 810 with the X10 LTE modem. The chip supports LTE Advanced 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation on the downlink, 2x20 MHz in the uplink.
Now that the Snapdragon 820 chipset is official, we should see it start to appear inside new handsets released next year.

source: Qualcomm



1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Going To Be A Beast.

22. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Qualcomm today unveiled the Snapdragon 820 processor, a top-of-the-line chip bound for flagship handsets and tablets. The 820 features a Qualcomm-designed, 64-bit quad-core Kryo processor. In past chips, Qualcomm used ARM designs; the Kryo is its own and supports clock speeds up to 2.2 GHz. Qualcomm says the Kryo CPU delivers twice the power and efficiency of the Snapdragon 810 thanks to its 14nm process. The 820 is paired with a number of companion elements that boost its overall capabilities, including the Hexagon 680 digital signal processor, Spectra image signal processor, Adreno 530 GPU, X12 LTE modem with support for LTE-U, and advanced tri-band WiFi. The 820 adds QuickCharge 3.0, which Qualcomm says is four times faster than conventional charging and 38% more efficient than QuickCharge 2.0. Qualcomm expects to see the Snapdragon 820 in handsets next year. From phonescoop

26. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Return of of the quad core: COMING 2016

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IKR I Can't Wait.


Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

so +1 to apples dual core chipset?

50. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 820 is a big.LITTLE quad core Its a dual core cluster of "Kryo HP" @ 2.2Ghz And a dual core cluster of "Kryo LP" @ 1.6-7Ghz So it will be interesting to see single core performance since it will be more a more Apples to Apples comparison this time

55. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

NO it is NOT big.LITTLE,​perience-hmp-kryo-and-demos

56. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Technically your correct Its custom big.LITTLE-like design

28. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Gpu isn't much better than what's in the S6

32. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Your incorrect. Here's a quote: "We can see that the Mali T760 performs really well when the load is not too much. But the Manhattan 3.1 clearly states that when the load on GPU is increased, the downfall rate of the Mali T760 much more than that of Adreno. Means the Mali T760 will not be able to maintain its performance, under fluctuating loads. The lifetime of the Adreno 430 will definitely be going to be quite larger than that of the Mali T760. - See more at:" That's vs the 430. It's a pretty well known fact the 430 edges out the 760mp8. So with that in mind the 530 will beast out the 760mp8. Which it should, It's newer. Shhhh.

40. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Lol the Adreno 430 better than the T760MP8??? In GPU benchmarks, the T760 beats the A430 besides in manhattan 3.1. That's at full power. Problem is, the A430 overheats very quickly and performance in game becomes crap compared to the T760. Also a lot more games are optimized for the Mali GPU compared to the Adreno like Modern Combat 5, Real Racing 3, etc.

45. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Your statement is completely incorrect just because even in T Rex the GPU load is 100%. In real games Mali MP8 is about 15% faster than A430 that's why the upper commentator is right - the GPU of SD820 isn't much better than the GPU of Exynos 7420. I do not now if it is an optimisation or rude power but it's a fact.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Hey anything that offers more power savings, yet offers faster graphics, better communication, faster camera processing, is definitely a benefit.

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Just another overheating POS.

6. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I highly doubt it. We will find out. If it's in the S7 then it's performance is just fine. I really think overheating/throttling will be a non issue.

9. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Just another moron trying to spread lies!

51. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

You're so self-critic?)

54. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

overheating is the first priority for Qualcomm...

11. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't think it will have the heating issue. It would be moronic for them to not take care of that when designing it. Now they need to fix the throttling issue. A proper design should not be throttling as soon as you start playing a game.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I think it would have been released in time for the Nexus 6p slightly warmer than it is now if it wasn't for people like you. Since they have to cater to you and avoid criticism like this, they delayed it until it was as cool as a cucumber at the expense of power. Thanks Jesus Sheep! For ruining the end of 2015! Lol

41. plck74

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

can fry many

4. FluffyBled unregistered

Not bad at all if true! Let's now wait for the new Exynos!

5. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It looks like qualcomm has supported h265 video coding for some time(800/801). Why in the hell aren't we using it!?!? It would really cut down on the space video takes up! If they would have been using it since the 800, we would have support for it in alot more video editors by now! Atleast give us an option to use the H265 coding in these new phones!

15. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Encoding is only supported by SD810, decoding by 805 I think. But ye, totally should use it, especially now with 4K becoming mainstream.

30. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Ah...I didn't see that. Nice catch! I've been sitting wondering why the heck they haven't been using it since the 801! Hahaha. Makes sense now!

31. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Encoding only 810, z5 shoots h265 4k

53. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I never knew, good thing one OEM jumped ahead. Hope the rest do too next year.

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

"MOAR BATTERI LYFFFFFFFSSSS" is all I'm hearing :P please be more efficient than the SD801!

8. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I wish they would have implemented: USB 3.1/thunderbolt 3.0 Vulkan support And Fips 140 crypto chip

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

It will support Vulkan, even Adreno 400-series support it.

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