Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship chipset Snapdragon 820 a few months ago. Even though we are yet to see the chipset running on a real device, the company officially launched the processor in China and even demonstrated its working and capabilities on prototype phones. And as you would expect, the SoC seems to be a beast and a benchmark setter for all the other chipsets and chip makers in the market.
Qualcomm demoed the chipset on a prototype device (not for commercial use) featuring Quad HD display, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, 21MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and obviously Snapdragon 820 SoC. When the device was tested on AnTuTu benchmark, the processor scored astonishing 131648 which is most probably the highest for any processor so far. It was also tested on Geekbench where it scored amazing 2320 on the single-core test and 5396 on the multi-core test. As for the 3D Test, the chipset scored 54000.
Snapdragon 820 is appearing to be a really powerful chipset and that’s what Qualcomm would want it to be, especially after the Snapdragon 810 debacle. As of now, there is no information of overheating in the SD 820 which was the one of the major issues of concern in the SD 810.
The new chipset is also important for Qualcomm in various ways if you look at the changes made by it. The processor features custom Kryo cores, instead of the Cortex-A57 cores, which is a first for Qualcomm. Additionally, the company has used Samsung’s 14nm process LPP manufacturing process instead of TSMC’s 20nm process which was used in its predecessor.
So, you can see there is a lot at stack on how good Snapdragon 820 will perform. It can really be the chipset that may decide Qualcomm’s future strategies and plans. The manufacturers will start to receive it from early 2016 and is expected to feature in at least 60 smartphones and tablets next year including almost all the flagship phones from major OEMs.