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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