8 killer features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, including 600 Mbps download speed

The chip is going to power most of the high-end smartphones of 2016
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Qualcomm has unveiled Snapdragon 820, its latest and most high performance mobile processor ever. The chip is going to power most of the high-end smartphones of 2016. The company claims its newest mobile processor will provide ultimate connectivity, superlative graphics, camera performance and utmost battery efficiency.  

  • Breakthrough connectivity

The Snapdragon 820 chipset comes packed with an X12 LTE (Global Mode) Modem. The chipset supports LTE Cat. 12 with download speeds of up to 600 Mbps, as well as LTE Cat. 13 that will ensure upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Thus, streaming video, downloading apps and surfing the Web will be lightning fast.

Moreover, the X12 LTE connectivity will provide 33 percent faster peak download speeds. The support for both Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ad and 802.11ac and 2×2 MU-MIMO will enable up to two to three times faster Wi-Fi connectivity.

This will augment the phone’s mobile broadband access in crowded areas. The NFC compatible chipset will support USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 along with Bluetooth 4.1. 

  • Stunning graphics and camera performance 

The new chipset supports a rear camera up to 25MP. Smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset will come with 4K Ultra HD video capabilities. Thanks to the Adreno 530 GPU, the devices run by the processor will provide excellent graphics and multimedia experience.

It uses Heterogeneous Signal Processing to display life-like, natural images. The chipset will eliminate the problem of low-light photography and give brilliant results from images captured in considerably low light.

  • Support for 4K display

The magnificent image clarity of the 4K display will enhance the virtual reality experience. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor will ensure more realistic colours and lighting.

  • 3D Audio

For those that love music, the ultra-powerful chipset will be a delight. The Snapdragon 820 chipset touts 3D Audio that offers an immersive surround sound through headsets.

  • Immersive Virtual Reality

The chipset brings the perfect combination of the powerful new Kyro CPU and Adreno GPU along with 4K screen technology and 3D Audio. This will result in an incredible VR experience in the smartphone.   

  • Faster Charging and long battery life

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is the fastest and most efficient charging technology introduced to date, claims the company. It’s said to be four times faster than regular charging and 38 percent better than Quick Charge 2.0. 

Furthermore, the company’s first custom-designed 64-bit quad-core Kryo CPU will guarantee power management across the entire processor, says Qualcomm.

  • More powerful and cooler handset

The Snapdragon 820 is built with the 14-nanometer FinFET processing tech, which is meant to make the chip run faster and cooler than the 810. The significantly improved thermal efficiency will keep the handset cooler than ever.

  • More security

The advanced Qualcomm Haven Security Suite will provide content protection, theft prevention, Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology and Smart Protect. Snapdragon 820 can automatically detect threats by regularly scanning all the applications running on the smartphone. Smart Protect is used to eliminate identified malware. It can also completely remove spyware applications from the device, reported Tech Radar

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