Earlier this week, Qualcomm launched its next-generation Snapdragon 820 CPU at a media event in New York. It is claimed as the high-end smartphone processor and its most high-performance chip ever the company has created.
Qualcomm has completely redesigned its flagship chipset, bringing with host of improvements from battery life and increased performance and to enhance photography and making it ideal for VR.
The new chipset will deliver LTE speeds of up to 600 Mbps and support 802.11ad Wi-Fi. It is significant more power-efficient and will uses machine learning to fight malware on your device. The company has gave a look at how its Snapdragon 820 will improve the device in 2016.
The Snapdragon 820 is made with the new 64-bit Kryo CPU, a 14nm quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. The new chipset comes with several upgraded components, however, it is up to the device manufacturers to take advantage of the features of the Snapdragon 820. here are some of the worth knowing facts of what the new CPU is capable of.
Faster and more efficient processor
Qualcomm's new flaghip CPU is significant faster than its old chipset. The most useful is its power efficiency. The company claims that the new chipset is around twice as efficiency as the Snapdragon 810 and consumes around 30 percent less energy.
The company has made a bigger upgradation on the graphics front. Qualcomm elaborated 3D environments that looked more detailed.
Better LTE Connections
The Snapdragon 820 improves the LTE experience with the support to LTE-U, which means you it allows carriers to use unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum to robust their networks. There is also a new Trusignal antenna boost technology that optimizes network.
Faster Fingerprint Scanner
Earlier this year, Qualcomm has already unveiled its ultrasonic fingerprint authentication technology called Sense ID. Unlike fingerprint reading, which are used on smartphones these days. The Sense ID will not be affected by dust or sweat on your finger. The Sense ID or the ultrasonic sensor can be embedded in metal, glass and other surfaces on the smartphone, which give the ability to the smartphone maker to place the fingerprint scanner anywhere on the phone.
The Snapdragon 820 is packed with a new X12 LTE modem that is capable of whopping 600 Mbps of download speeds and will uploads with a max speed of 150 Mbps. These speeds will be depended on the network provider and the service it offers.
Qualcomm's new chipset boasts 3D Audio, which gives the effect of surround sound via headphones even the headphones that comes in the box are capable to have 3D audio.
The Snapdragon 820 also allows to record 3D audio and there is an option to record audio by removing annoying background noise.
Combining the 4K technology, 3D audio and powerful Kyro CPU and Adreno GPU, the Snapdragon 820 has all the components to get a perfect VR experience on your smartphone.