EA­GER TO BE FIRST

Sam­sung Will Re­port­edly Have First Dibs On Qual­comm's Snap­dragon 820 SoC

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2015 may be com­ing to an end fi­nan­cially for many com­pa­nies, but there's no such luck for any and all R&D depart­ment of com­pa­nies in­volved in the tech­no­log­i­cal scene. As an ex­am­ple, ev­ery­one's fa­vorite Korean mag­nate, Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics, have re­port­edly been given the grand honor of first-hand ac­cess to Qual­comm's up­com­ing Snap­dragon 820 SoC.

The Snap­dragon 820 is set to serve as the suc­ces­sor of the Snap­dragon 810, an SoC that has been mired in a pud­dle of prob­lems since its re­lease ear­lier this year, chief among which be­ing re­ports of the mas­sive amount of heat gen­er­ated by phones with the SoC.

It is also set to be Qual­comm's first ARM v8 64-bit SoC, and will re­port­edly of­fer sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments over its pre­de­ces­sor. In terms of per­for­mance, the Snap­dragon 820 is fit­ted with an X12 LTE an­tenna, which will pro­vide three times faster peak up­load speeds and 33-per­cent peak down­load speeds in com­par­i­son to the X10 LTE an­tenna. In terms of graph­ics, the new Adreno 530 GPU will also of­fer 40-per­cent bet­ter graph­ics per­for­mance and more im­por­tantly, bet­ter power man­age­ment in com­par­i­son to the Snap­dragon 810.

Sam­sung's ex­clu­siv­ity of the Snap­dragon 820 isn't per­ma­nent (ob­vi­ously), and word on the wire sug­gests that this agree­ment will only last un­til April 2016. Con­sid­er­ing the time­line and the qual­ity of the Snap­dragon 820, we can only sur­mise that Sam­sung could be mak­ing plans to de­but the new SoC in­side its yet-to-be-an­nounced Galaxy S7 smart­phone.

Seems like Sam­sung

will be get­ting first dibs on Qual­comm's Snap­dragon 820 SoC.

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