Jun 26th, 2015

Qualcomm Chips

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset is expected be quite a treat. The sour taste in folks’ mouths from the Snapdragon 810 might be assuaged by new rumors that the forthcoming 820 will be manufactured by Samsung.

Qualcomm apparently wants to win Samsung’s business back, and pegging them as the primary manufacturer as the chipset could be the ticket they need to be let back into their good graces. One might also come to the conclusion that Qualcomm wants to take advantage of Samsung’s 14nm FinFet manufacturing tech (such as the technology used for the Exynos 7420 inside the Samsung Galaxy S6) which makes for a very efficient chipset.

Efficiency is certainly what Qualcomm needs for their next go-round. The company’s Snapdragon 810 was marred early on by overheating issues, which — in some cases — could adversely affect performance (and make your phone really, really hot).

The Snapdragon 820 will be built using new 64-bit Kyro cores, and rumors suggest its clock speed will get as high as 3GHz. That’s unheard of in the mobile industry. It’s probably even overkill. But it sure is cool, and we hope they can get it right this time with Samsung’s help and expertise leading the way.

[via Gizmo China]

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