Short Bytes: Qualcomm has released its latest flagship mobile processor Snapdragon 821. This new chip will perform with a 10 percent faster speed as compared to Qualcomm’s previous offering. Apart from powering smartphones, this chip is also made to power VR headsets, drones, robots, and powerful tablets.
As Intel is exiting the mobile chip market, Qualcomm is solidifying its position as the top vendor of smartphone chips. Apart from the improved battery life, the latest Snapdragon 821 processors also bring an added advantage of better app performance and power efficiency to the smartphones.
Apart from powering our future smartphones, this Kryo architecture-based release aims to cater the needs to drones, robots, virtual reality headsets, and powerful tablets.
If you’ve just grabbed new Snapdragon 820-powered smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5, you don’t need to feel cheated. Qualcomm has said that Snapdragon 821 is launched as a complementary product to extend the limits of its current technology.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 features multiple graphics enhancements. It’s now better-equipped with an ability to run Google’s DayDream mobile VR content. The chip also allows smartphones to process 4K videos that could be played on external displays.
Just like its predecessor, the new chip provides improved voice quality and comes with an inbuilt modem to deliver data speeds up to 600Mbps.
Qualcomm has said that commercial devices powered by Snapdragon 821 are slated to arrive in the second half of 2016.
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