Qualcomm Fully Reveals the Snapdragon 820
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.
Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon 821 for High-End Devices
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 821, an update to its flagship Snapdragon 820 processor. The new SoC primarily boosts the performance of the silicon with higher clock speed and other refinements.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
Qualcomm Talks Up Hexagon 680 Digital Signal Processor
Qualcomm today shared more information about the Hexagon 680 digital signal processor, a component that will be part of the forthcoming Snapdragon 820 application processor. Qualcomm says it relies on DSPs to offload some tasks from the main CPU in order to save power.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Targets Flagships
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 835, its premiere processor for 2017. Qualcomm says the chip is smaller, faster, and more efficient than any previous processor from the company.
Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.