Snapdragon 820 Specs Leaked – A Monster In The Making?
Only yesterday we were telling you that, according to some fresh rumors, Qualcomm will introduce its highly anticipated (especially after the whole Snpadragon 810 overheating debacle) Snapdragon 820 SoC (System-on-a-Chip) in Los Angeles, on August 11th.
Well, now we have stumbled on a wealth of new technical info regarding the SD820, via a Chinese analyst with a solid track record when it comes to leaks concerning the semiconductor technology. Yes, the same one that has contradicted “Great God” @evleaks concerning the the presence (or absence) of the Snapdragon 820 in the upcoming Huawei-made Nexus (we’re eager to see how things will turn up later this year).
Take a look below and join us after the break (and yes, MSM8994 is SD810 and MSM 8996 is the Snapdragon 820):
Definitely the highlights are the custom 64 bit Hydra CPU (which will allegedly bring a 35% increase in performance), the A530 GPU (which is supposed to bring a 40% increase in performance in this department), and the switch from a 20 to a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process (which translates, according to the above pics, to a 30%+ power improvement).
Also, we find extremely interesting the inclusion of a “dedicated low-power sensor for emerging always-on use-cases”.
The analyst reiterates what he said back in July, that the first device that “might” be powered by the Snapdragon 820 will be the highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi5 (probably the Plus version), which rumor has it it will be released in December. According to the source, other manufacturers will follow up in Q1/Q2 and there is a chance that even the Galaxy S7 will be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming dragon (like we’ve heard roughly one month ago).
So … excited? Let us know in the comments section.