To say that 2015 wasn’t the greatest year for Qualcomm in the media would be a pretty severe understatement. Their flagship processor for 2015, the Snapdragon 810, took a fair bit of criticism for overheating and throttling concerns in several major flagship devices. The issues began with the LG G Flex 2 back in January and concerns have persisted throughout the year. Tomorrow Qualcomm will look to put the ugly debacle of the 810 behind them when they unveil the Snapdragon 820. We largely expect the 820 to be the processor driving most of the flagship devices for Android in 2015. Most interestingly, Qualcomm stated today that the 820 not only meets, but exceeds all OEM thermal requirements. Obviously the company is looking to get out ahead of any rumors that this new processor will have similar heating concerns to those of its predecessor.
We still don’t have a ton of confirmed information about the Snapdragon 820, but there have been a few rumors. It is expected that Samsung will use the new chip in their Galaxy S7 flagship, currently slated for an early debut in January 2016. Last week we also heard rumors that Xiaomi may be the first OEM to use the 820 in a flagship device. The big unveil goes down tomorrow and we’ll have all of the specs and a roundup of expected features for you here at HOA News.
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