Qualcomm just released more details about its upcoming Snapdragon 820 Soc that will be included on all 2016 flagships devices starting by the ned of this year.
A major missing puzzle piece was connectivity and at today's Qualcomm event in China it became clear that the Snapdragon 820 will offer top-notch mobile data bandwidth up to 600Mbps downstream and 150Mbps up over LTE-Advanced (X12 LTE). Also Wi-Fi 802.11ad will be supported for next-gen local connectivity.
The Snapdragon 820 will use four custom 64-bit Kryo cores, so no more standard Cortex solutions. The Kryo processor has been manufactured via Samsung's 14nm FinFET process, so it promises to go easy on the battery as well. And speaking of the Korean tech giant, rumors hint that it is already busy testing the Snapdragon 820 for integration inside the next Galaxy S7 flagship.
The company also confirmed that the new chips will support its latest Quick Charge 3.0 standard. The technology claims to be 27% faster that version 2.0, while using less power will help preserving the health of the battery pack longer. More details are coming, stay tuned.