Slides appeared on the network with technical information and a roadmap about the future flagship mobile processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which was announced back in March. He will receive the number MSM8996, and the characteristics themselves have changed somewhat since the announcement. It is assumed that the company will disclose all information about the chip on August 11, and the first devices will appear in the first quarter of 2016.
Of the key points, it is worth highlighting the use of 14-nm FinFET manufacturing technology and the use of four cores instead of eight, as previously assumed. Instead of the declared Kryo. The processor will be equipped with a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller with a frequency of up to 1866 MHz.
Graphics accelerator – Adreno 530 (which is 40% more productive than Adreno 430, while it is 30% more energy efficient), support for shooting and decoding video with 4K resolution at 60 fps. The processor will include an MDM9x55 LTE Cat.10 modem and a special low-power sensor with a built-in 512 KB cache for emergency tasks – this will increase battery life.