With 115 Snapdragon 820-based devices in development, Qualcomm's chip will be almost everywhere


Renowned chip-maker Qualcomm took to China's Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) to shine a bright light over the flagship Snapdragon 820 processor. A swift return to form after the compromised Snapdragon 810, the chipset powers all high-end smartphones released in 2016 thus far, and Qualcomm is proud to announce that its invention will end up in no less than 115 devices in categories spanning phones, tablets, VR gadgets, robotics, unmanned vehicles, car systems – you know, the kind of stuff with powerful chips in it. They will be released in the second half of 2016 and throughout 2017, though cars will take a fair bit longer, obviously.

At the conference, Qualcomm demonstrated the current crop of high-end smartphones with Snapdragon 820 at their heart – the Galaxy S7 edge, LG G5, and flagships by Chinese brands like Xiaomi (Mi 5), Lenovo (ZUK Z2 Pro), LeEco (Le Max 2), and Vivo (Xplay 5 Ultimate). It also showed off a piece of VR equipment – the splendidly orange Pico Neo headset and controller, as well as a car with a Snapdragon 820A-based tablet dashboard. The 820A is a version of the flagship processor designed for smart cars, featuring an embedded software platform and support for QNX, Apple's Car Play, and Google's Android Auto.

With smartphone development having very much peaked, it feels nice that we have other revolutionary technological developments to look forward to. It's safe to say Qualcomm's chips and embedded software will play their part in whatever tech revolution is on the rise.


source: MyDrivers (Translated)

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11 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Can't say I'm surprised... Snapdragon 820 has practically no rivals... The closest thing is Mediatek Helio X30 or X40 (I don't know much about Mediatek Lineup, obviously) and is lagging way behind The SD820... And Apple's A9 is reserved to just iPhones so its out of the picture... Same is true about Exynos... So yup, surprise surprise! G'Day!

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah, it always been the case. Whether they like it or not. Even with all the issues the SD 810 caused, Flagship phones from others used SD810 or 808. Except for Samsung.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

enjoy while it last... huawei already settle with their own chipset, samsung already make various high, mid and low-end exynos, just need to wait until they completely leave snapdragon, Xiaomi starting make their own chipset, while intel is really popular among hybrid tablet (especially dual-boot) mediatek is cheaper version of last year snapdragon flagship chipset, lol [OOT] its just me or those slideshow really broken? :-/

3. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

actual this year qualcomm did great job, soc like sd 650/652 which rival flagship soc from mediatek/exynos can be found even in sub $150 phones.

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Love how some fanboy try to downgrade the best SOC maker on the planet :)

5. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Broken for me, lol.

6. Bustami

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Good job

8. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Broken slide show.

10. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Sorry about that, we fixed it.

9. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Umm nice captions

11. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

In 2 years or so, QC will be in big trouble cause of the mighty Exynos, it literally destroys the S820 lolz.

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