A recent report claimed Qualcomm will announce the specifications for its next-generation Snapdragon 820 chipset on August 11 — but now it appears that won’t be happening. While the company is attending an event next week, it will not be unveiling any mobile chips.
It seems there’s been some confusion regarding Qualcomm’s plans, with the company’s decision to attend the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 11, leading one Chinese news outlet to believe that it would be using the event to showcase the Snapdragon 820.
But it turns out that SIGGRAPH 2015 will be focused on computer graphics, so there’s zero chance Qualcomm will be there to announce Snapdragon 820 specifications. In fact, we aren’t sure if the company will be announcing anything at all next week.
We have seen leaked slides detailing some of the Snapdragon 820’s details, however, so it would seem an official announcement isn’t too far away now. Those slides promise a Hydra CPU that’s 35% faster than the Snapdragon 810, an A350 GPU that’s 40% faster, and 30% greater power efficiency.
The Snapdragon 820 is also expected to employ a more advanced 14-nanometer manufacturing process rather than the 20-nanometer process used for the Snapdragon 810.
The Snapdragon 820 is expected to make its debut in the new Xiaomi Mi 5 this December, but it will almost certainly be available in more handsets from the likes of Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola, and possibly even Samsung in 2016.