Qualcomm taps Samsung to produce Snapdragon 820 processor
Samsung is set to mass produce Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor, which will start arriving in new handsets this year. Samsung says that the Snapdragon 820 will be produced on its new 14nm Low-Power Plus (LPP) process, the second-generation of the company's 14nm FinFET process.
Exact details of the deal were not disclosed, but the new 14nm LPP process is the same that is being used to produce Samsung's own Exynos 8 chips. Samsung says that this new method incorporates a three-dimensional FinFET structure on transistors, allowing for up to a 15 percent performance boost and 15 percent less power consumption over the previous generation.
Recently, at CES 2016 it was revealed that the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip will be the LeTV Le Max Pro.
There are currently no known Windows Phones that slated to run the Snapdragon 820. However, that is likely to change later in 2016 as presumably more devices become available. Maybe even Samsung will return to Windows 10 Mobile?
Source: Samsung (opens in new tab)
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Great device. Hope Samsung will come back to W10.
W10 ecosystem badly need big guns like Samsung to start produce and support phones.
They should have waited, because os wasn't ..isnt even out of beta state yet :D that's the sad part.
But on ******* mobile .... ON MOBILE THE OS HAS TO BE COMPLETED AND FINISHED FROM THE START ! You see what happened with ios 8
Both with the same big.LITTLE design. Reference ARM Cortex A57
- 2.0GHz vs 2.1GHz (100MHz advantage) Build Process
- 20nm vs 14nm (30% less power & heat) Very obvious who wins in these area! Where the S810 really shine's is it's GPU! But the custom built Adreno 430 GPU in the S810 is fantastic vs ARM reference Mali T-760 not so good. S820 Adreno530 GPU is 40% better in everyway over S810
Microsoft win 10 mobile currently sucks. Or a sony xperia Z Windows . 6" , a windows design and ui and feature pallet by sony ? *-* mind blown
No os is ever final even apple released many bugs fixes for their release after 6s
All we need is more apps...and more universal apps