Xperia Z5, Galaxy S7: Here Comes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, Goes Official [Details]

Not only the Sony Xperia Z5, Samsung’s next gen flagship Galaxy S7 and Xiaomi Mi5 and of course the Google Nexus 5 2015 device are rumored to receive the highly-anticipated chipset from Qualcomm. Officially announces Snapdragon 820, detailing all its powerful aesthetics and many more. Check it for yourself right afterthis jump.

The Snapdragon 810 was such processor proved both its parent company, Qualcomm, and client phone makers in a very tough spot. Finally, the company can see the light at the end of the tunnel though and revealed sme existing information regarding its new Snapdragon 820 chipset.

First and foremost, the Qualcomm S820 will use a custom 64-bit Kryo cores, by saying bye to Cortex. Here’s what the company detailed mostly about the GPU and ISP. The Snapdragon 820 will be using the new generation Adreno 530 GPU, where as the Snapdragon 618 and S620 will use 510. All 5-series Adreno grapgic chips support OpenGL 3.1 (with 3.2 coming later) and the new Vulcan API.

Qualcomm claims a 40% jump in performance along with 40 percent cut in power consumption. The Adreno 510 GPU should deliver similar improvements over the 405. Part of that will come from the new process, as it not fficial yet, but we’re likely looking at 14nm and 16nm chipsets (down from 20nm for he S810). Another power efficiency boost comes from a standalone power manager for the GPU.

However, the GPUs support HDMI 2.0 and up to 4K @ 60fps output, they’ll even manage 4K output wirelessly which approximately capped at 30fps. Upgraded part of Snapdragon 820 is the ISP. The Spectra camera image Signal Processor is ready to handle small camera pixels in a better way along with hybrid autofocus, low-light performance and leaning on the GPU for software “optical zoom” functionality.

The Snapdragon 820 like its predecessor S810 will feature support for dual cameras on the back, but this time at a different focal length. Whereas the GPU and ISP will simulate zoon steps in between both focal lengths to achieve a smooter transition similar to proper optical zoom.

This is what we got official inf right now, still nothing known about the Kryo cores, not even how many of them will be in the Snapdragon 820 (may be 4 for now). No details emerged on connectivity either, though at this point carriers are well behind even current chipsets in LTE.

Devices powered by Snapdragon 820 are pretty much expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016 (H1). Stay tuned for more information!

Source | Via