The Snapdragon 810 is Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chip and used in a variety of high-end handsets including the LG Flex 2, One Plus 2 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. However, many of these devices suffer from overheating and throttling issues on Android 5.0. Thankfully, this has been somewhat fixed in the Android 5.1 update. Nevertheless, the negative media coverage resulted in many manufacturers opting for the 808 or 805 chip instead. It’s no surprise that Qualcomm has been tirelessly working on a new elite-grade chip, the Snapdragon 820.
A leaked report provides an early insight into the performance gains between the Snapdragon 810 and 820. The green field shows the 810’s performance in AnTuTu and the red marker is the latest version of Qualcomm’s new CPU. Interestingly, the orange bar provides information about an earlier prototype and shows how the 820 is progressing. The results are very impressive and features a 1.38x single threaded integer and 1.77x single threaded floating point scores compared to the 810.
It will also be interesting to see how the new 14nm FinFET manufacturing process impacts on battery life and operating temperatures. Apparently, the orange and red columns are two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7. If this is the case, expect an enormous amount of processing power from Samsung’s upcoming handset.