Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 821 processor
Since the beginning of the year, when the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powered smartphones were announced, the 820 processor has been a leader in the mobile industry with over 115 premium smartphone and tablet device deployments, supporting the latest in cutting-edge mobile applications, and helping create more immersive user experiences while also being deployed in new and innovative ways, like supporting safer driving and navigation in cars.
One of the main reasons the 820 processor has been so successful in so many designs is because it introduced multiple new technologies, all tightly integrated and power optimized, designed to bring user experience innovation to the mobile industry.
But the innovation doesn’t stop there.
This week, Qualcomm Technologies is announcing a follow-up to the successful Snapdragon 820 processor: the Snapdragon 821.
“The Snapdragon 821 is engineered to deliver a 10% performance increase over the 820 with the Qualcomm Kryo quad-core CPU, reaching speeds up to 2.4GHz,” Mark Shedd said. Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 includes all the updates of 820 that improves the user experience for mobile imaging, virtual reality, battery life, and connectivity speed. The 821 will help ‘set a new bar’ for smartphones, tablets, mobile VR and other new devices, says Shedd.
The Snapdragon 820 currently powers some of the most advanced, feature rich smartphones today, including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Xiaomi Mi5, LG G5, HTC 10, LeEco LeMax 2, and Sony Xperia X. And because the Snapdragon 820 helped improve the user experience for mobile imaging, virtual reality, battery life, and connectivity speed and reliability, all the updates we’ve included in Snapdragon 821 will help keep devices powered by Snapdragon 800 premium-tier processors at the top of people’s shopping lists into the foreseeable future.