Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip will feature in at least 30 upcoming smartphones


With the Snapdragon 810 plagued with endless overheating and performance issues, the eyes of the smartphone industry are on Qualcomm right now. Now that their new chipset, the Snapdragon 820 is nearing its release, it won’t take long before the industry gets to greet the first batch of smartphones running under the new Qualcomm chip that is more powerful, more efficient, and more features-packedin fact, at least 30 smartphone models from different manufacturers are already in development of devices that will utilize the Snapdragon 820.

According to a report by Phone Arena, Qualcomm President Frank Meng recently revealed that as early as now, at least 30 smartphone models are in the works right now, and will be utilizing Qualcomm’s newest and unreleased Snapdragon 820.

One of the rumored upcoming smartphones that may very well come running under the Snapdragon 820 is the Samsung Galaxy S7. Previous reports claim that the South Korean tech giant is on testing stage with the SD820 for the Galaxy S7.

“We’re significantly enhancing the visual processing capabilities of Snapdragon to support next-generation user experiences related to computational photography, computer vision, virtual reality and photo-realistic graphics on mobile devices, all while maximizing battery life,” said Tim Leland, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“Qualcomm Spectra ISP, together with our Adreno 5xx-class GPU, brings an entirely new level of imaging to smartphones, and is designed to allow Snapdragon-powered devices to capture ultra-clear, vivid photos and videos regardless of motion and lighting conditions and display them with the color accuracy that nature intended. In addition, as emerging growth segments such as automotive demand more immersive visual experiences, Snapdragon 820 will enable the next generation of infotainment, computer vision and advanced processing for instrument clusters.”

Devices that will be running under the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon will be coming on its way to users on the first half of 2016.