Qualcomm announces a new chip – The Snapdragon 821

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Qualcomm clearly dominates the mobile chip market. The list of the most powerful smartphones for 2016 carries mostly Snapdragon powered devices. The 810 chip had over-heating issues, but the company made amends with the 820. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Xiaomi Mi5, LG G5, HTC 10, and more are testament to this. This week, Qualcomm Technologies has announced a new chip, the Snapdragon 821.

Snapdragon 821

Qualcomm claims, this is not a full blown upgrade to the 820 chip. It would rather offer a few improvements here and there, like faster speeds, improved power saving, and greater application performance.

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.

The new chip can reach a maximum of 2.4 GHz, unlike it’s predecessor that maxes out at 2.15 GHz. The new chip will surface in new devices before the year runs out.

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