Qualcomm is expected to make considerable amends with the launch of the Snapdragon 820 chipset after the Snapdragon 810’s less-than-stellar performance (and we mean that both figuratively and literally). We’ve already heard about the vastly improved heat consumption and the considerable bump in power to expect.
Now we’re hearing that there are already as many as 30 smartphones with a Snapdragon 820 chipset in the works. While that doesn’t sound like a lot from a large sea of manufacturers, it’s worth considering that it was hard to find even just 5 manufacturers who vowed to use the Snapdragon 810 at this point in its development cycle.
We’re still as much as 4-5 months away from seeing the first Snapdragon 820 devices launch, so to hear that there are already more than 30 phones in the works at this point is pretty impressive. For comparison’s sake, we didn’t hear much about Snapdragon 810 adoption until weeks before its availability.
Qualcomm’s also said to be gaining one of their biggest business partners back, with Samsung not only reportedly helping to manufacture the Snapdragon 820, but also use it in an upcoming product. It’s Qualcomm’s hopes that they — and the rest of us — will eventually be able to get past the Snapdragon 810 debacle and get themselves going back in the right direction as a premier chipset vendor in the smartphone space.