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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 To Be Featured On A Number Of Mobiles In 2016


First it was the CES 2016, and now it is the Mobile World congress. The playground for mobile makers is always ready for more gameplay and the latest contender is the Snapdragon 820 chip by Qualcomm.

The chipset is the most powerful one that the company has to provide to us. Needless to say, this chipset would be the first preference for all the smartphone makers, who intend to make their phones very expensive, as well as high end.

Along these lines, it is safe to say that if the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is indeed made available well before the Mobile World Congress, then the show might feature some of the top handsets of the year and the chipset would be at the heart of them all.

The Qualcomm snapdragon 820 SoC, as mentioned earlier would be the first choice of the smartphone makers who want to make the best devices in the upcoming year.  Smartphones this year will be concentrating on certain features.

Some of the notable ones are the need to put 4k screens and display abilities on their devices, lightening fast wireless speeds and superfast processing.

With so much at hand, the only processor they can look up at is the Qualcomm snapdragon 820 SoC. According to Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm, the Mobile World Congress will have all the phones that will use this latest version of the processor on one platform.

The few phones that are expected to wield the chip are select models of the Samsung Galaxy S7, LeTV LeMax Pro by LeEco and possibly some models by LG.

The LeTV LeMax Pro by LeEco was already unveiled at the CES 2016 and currently holds the record of being the first phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

Others are still a mystery at the moment, because Mollenkopf specified that the list would be longer than this, but did not mention the names.

Questions are being raised about the performance of the Snapdragon 820. There is an ounce of doubt about the performance of this chipset not because there is any news of design flaws within the chip, but it is because its predecessor, the Snapdragon 810, was racked by overheating problems and was dropped by Samsung Galaxy S6 altogether.

This further ascertains the fact that Qualcomm must have been extra careful while designing the chip this time, and hopefully, such problems will not be seen.


  1. This chip is nowhere near ready for phones. And it’s expensive. Well see, but watch for a revised 810 & 808 to continue to dominate.

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