EAGER TO BE FIRST
Samsung Will Reportedly Have First Dibs On Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
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.