Every year, chipset manufacturers and companies such as Apple and Samsung come up with even better, faster, and more efficient chipsets than before. Now we know that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is expected to be the default choice for most high-end smartphones for this year, but it looks like the Snapdragon 820 is already in the works.
This is thanks to an alleged leaked Qualcomm roadmap obtained by @leaksfly (via Droid-Life) in which it shows a bunch of Snapdragon chipsets that Qualcomm is working on at the moment. In the list we have chipsets such as the Snapdragon 616, Snapdragon 620, Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 629, Snapdragon 815, and the Snapdragon 820.
Presumably the Snapdragon 820 will be the most powerful of the bunch. According to the leaked document, the Snapdragon 820 will be of the 64-bit octa-core variety. It will feature an Adreno 530 GPU and will come with support for LPDDR4 RAM, LTE-Advanced connectivity, and will be manufactured using the 14nm process.
Interestingly enough the support for LPDDR4 RAM is something that Apple is rumored to be pursuing as well for their next-gen iPhone which is expected to be released later this year. In any case there is no way to verify if this leaked document is the real deal, but at the same time this does seem like the natural progression, but until we hear from Qualcomm do take it with a grain of salt for now.
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