The Snapdragon 820 is powering the current flagship devices like Sony Xperia X, LG G5, Vivo Xplay 5s, Xiaomi Mi5 Pro and Samsung S7 and S7 Edge. These smartphones are all here thanks to powerful Snapdragon 820.
It was originally launched way back in November 2015, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 reached the Southeast Asia to power the new line of smartphones from different brands accross.
The SOC Snapdragon 820 CPU is mainly composed of different processors that is able to run like Digital Signal Processor, Image Signal Processor, graphic processor and Qualcomms 64-bit Kryo CPU cores. This processor was designed from scratch according to Qualcomm, this new processor will replace the Snapdragon 810, now this new one can support LTE Cat. 12, that are able to speed up your downloads by up to 600Mbps, and LTE Cat.13 upload speed up to 150Mbps.
This quad-core Snapdragon 820 is being powered by Adreno 530 GPU, this is the upgrade from Adreno 430. Qualcomm said that this new GPU can deliver up to 40% improved graphics on mobile devices, which is also perfect for 4K and 3D videos. Another additions is the ultra-HD video capability, Snapdragon 820 comes with Quick Charge V3.0, this is a quick charging technology that are avaible from Snapdragon processors. The Version 3.0 offers a better and faster charge time from previous version.
Another new feature of the Snapdragon 820 is the introduction of the Hexagon 680 DSP (digital signal processor), which offloads tasks that can be done faster and/or consume less power than the CPU. Aptly named “low power island”, the DSP was designed to improve the battery life of always-on use cases.
Another cool feature of the 820 is the Hexagon 680 DSP, which can offload task that can be done faster or consuming less power to the CPU, DSP was designed to improve your smartphones batter life. DSP and Spectra ISP is going to enhance the Snapdragon 820 performance, from object recognition, low-light photo, video and other touch-to-track features, according to Qualcomm.
Snapdragon 820 performance and features is the reason that major mobile companies are using it to their devices, including Sony, HP, LG, and others. The Snapdragon chip can compete with Samsung‘s Exynos, Huawei‘s Kirin and Apple’s A9 processor.