The Snapdragon 821 is a new processor from Qualcomm Technologies, who now lived to see the official announcement. The new SoC is based on solutions borrowed from the Snapdragon 820, but will offer 10% better performance.
Snapdragon 820 processor, which debuted in many flagship smartphones and tablets in recent months. According to information provided by Qualcomm that the processor was created about 150 different models. What’s next? Time for a new, more faster processor – Snapdragon 821, which today officially Qualcomm announced.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is very similar to the previous processor. Also based on four cores Kryo – two of faster and slower two. In the case of cores faster master clock is increased to 2.4 GHz, and slower to about 2.0 GHz and thus offer SoC 10% more efficient than Snapdragon 820. And, in principle, the key differences with respect to an older processor. Snapdragon 821 still has Adreno 530 graphics chip (which also overclocked, albeit slightly, because only about 25 MHz), LTE modem X12, which provides data download speeds of up to 600 Mbps whether dual-channel memory controller LPDDR4.
The Snapdragon 821 will help set a new bar for smartphones, tablets, mobile VR head mounted displays and other new devices. You can expect commercial devices powered by the 821 in the second half of 2016.
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