Snapdragon 820 chipset with "revision 2" spotted on Geekbench test of unknown device

Snapdragon 820 chipset with
A Geekbench test of an unknown device listed only as "Rain Rain A3000," reveals that a second revised version of the Snapdragon 820 is being produced. Other Snapdragon 820 powered handsets that have appeared on the benchmark site, like the unannounced Xiaomi Mi 5, are listed with revision 1 of the chip under the hood.

Last week, the LeTV Le Max Pro became the first smartphone to be announced with the Snapdragon 820 SoC inside. That phone also carried revision 1 of the Snapdragon 820 SoC when it was benchmarked. The chip features a quad-core CPU that employs Qualcomm's own Kryo cores. Also included is the Adreno 530 GPU. There is some speculation that in the first half of 2016, Qualcomm will offer a version of the Snapdragon 820 with an octa-core CPU. The report, which we told you about last November, said that several phone manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Sony and LG are committed to the use of octa-core CPUs.

At the moment, we have no idea what the revisions to the chipset entail. There has been some concern that the Snapdragon 820 SoC suffers from the same overheating issue that affects its predecessor. Perhaps some revisions were made related to that problem.

While the Rain Rain A3000 is unknown, we do know that it contains 4GB of RAM and is pre-installed with Android 6.0.1.


via GadgetzArena

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86 Comments

1. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

AND HERE COMES THE FLAWS WITH VERSION 1! EVEN BEFORE IT GETS RELEASED! DEAR CUSTOMER: instead of cooking your favourite steak on your phone that has our sooo hot prosessor like you always liked, we have reduced the heat in version 2.0 this time! So you get the delicious juiiicy steak that you've always dreamed of!

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The article stated that version 1 is a quad core processor and version 2 is rumored to be an octa core processor. Nowhere in the article did they say anything about heat issues, so other than assuming that they're having similar issues to those of the 810, there's nothing to support your statement.

16. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Here's a quote from this very article: "There has been some concern that the Snapdragon 820 SoC suffers from the same overheating issue that affects its predecessor"

42. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Saying that there's concern about it's overheating doesn't mean it's actually overheating, it's speculation.

49. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

You said that nowhere in the article did they say anything about heat issues. My quote from the article contradicts your statement.

67. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You're correct that it was mentioned, but it from what I understood it doesn't necessarily have anything to do for a reason why they have a version 2, just that some people are worried it's going to be like the early 810 series were. I have a Nexus 6p and it's 810 actually runs cooler than my Droid Turbo's 805 did. But everyone needs to complain about something and why not assume that the 820 will have the same issues the early 810s did. I mean really, before the 810 happened, the QC chips weren't really bad, they weren't the top necessarily, but they were up there. But after the 810 everyone seems ready to write off whatever comes next.

28. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

It isn't octa as you see.

56. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

where it state that version 2 is octa core? please read carefully before commenting... this article is talking about the revision 2 of the same quad core sd820... octa core news is additional information, which is apart from sd820 revision 2...

60. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Those scores really hurt you.

73. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

AND HERE COMES THE TROLLS! STATING FLAWS! EVEN BEFORE IT GETS RELEASED! Seriously, get a life.

76. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

That's a total BS. It's normal to make many prototypes to tweak settings, fix bugs etc. Revision 2 simply means that we're close to the final version, bugs are fixed. All Qalcomm procesors on the market are revision 2!

82. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Well pointed out! All SD820s in phones will be the revision 2.

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

2287 single core? Wow. Can't wait to see the battery performance benchmarks.

3. w1000i

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

hahahahha, I don't understand how people just assume that v2 means v1 is bad. Qualcomm some times offers 3 versions with different clock-speed and other small deference.

57. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I hope v2 will be better than v1, without having any thermal throttling... unlike a thermal throttling in sd810... whole 2015 is already pretty much f**ked up due to the heating fiasco of sd810... I dont want another year in mobile industry to be eaten by the same issue

62. RoboCop999

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

I think it should be fine. The anandtech mate 8 review showed that the cortex-a72 can run 3 cores without throttling for 15minutes. If snapdragons run into trouble they can go back to a72.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

A3000 .... is that you ' one plus 3 ' ??

5. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Yuck. HUAWEI NXT-CL00 (a.k.a Huawei Mate 8) Multi-Core Score 6056

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

mate 8 in anandtech's test get 6300

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

However the GPU has only half the power of the S820/8890.

26. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Even less.

50. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Half?! Or a third?

6. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Considering how early we see the rev 2 it could be safe to assume only prototypes rock the rev 1.

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

qualcomm should stay with costum core in SD830

77. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

They will.

10. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Oneplus 3 A3000 . A2005 is Oneplus 2

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Rev. 1 never gets released to the public. Even the LG G Flex 2, which performed terribly had SD 810 rev. 2, and all other 810 phones had rev 2.1. Rev. 1 is only for developer platform and supposed to be used on their testing devices, not consumer products. A3000 seems like oneplus's next phone, but the rain rain makes that kinda untrue. Also the oneplus one was A2001

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

I guess oneplus two was A2001/2/3/4/5. Also in the leaks, oneplus two was called spring A2003. So rain rain can be true as both are related to seasons.

17. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Does the sd820>A9? Sd820 manage 4k devices 2k and 4k resolutions Wifi 802.1 Lte cat12 530gpu most powerful around A9 and A9x are puling less features In lightweight OS enviroment

27. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

PowerVR>Adreno

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