A long while ago, Qualcomm – the company responsible for the most chips that are used in Android smartphones today – unleashed the Snapdragon 810 chipset which was very powerful and brought a lot of advancements to smartphone technology, allowing devices to carry so much more better specifications. Asides from the constant report of over-heating, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset chipset did well as regards the use and widespread acceptance of this chipset.
Qualcomm has not rested on their oars though as they have been in the works for a while to build an upgrade, the Snapdragon 820, and this upgrade is now out for all to see and use.
The Snapdragon 820 has long been expected to be a powerhouse, keeping flagship phones such as the Xiaomi Mi 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 in wait. For starters, this new processor would offer support for LTE Cat 12 which means in lay man terms that you get a download speed up to 600Mbps and upload strength of about 100Mbps. How nice can this get?
There’s also an LTE Cat 13 which gives you uplinks of about 150Mbps and offers an X12 LTE support promised to triple the speed values on the previous X10 LTE.
Wi-Fi is expected to be faster up to a factor of by 2 or 3 and this is another benchmark to keep our hopes up. The graphics processor on the 820 is based on Adreno 530 GPU.
For now, we can only wait and begin to see how this does inside of phones, and if Qualcomm has really eliminated the overheating.