Samsung will use the new Snapdragon 820 chip for some Galaxy S7 phones, report says



A new report coming by way of the South Korea Electronic Times‘ says that Samsung will use Qualcomm’s all-new Snapdragon 820 chipset for some Galaxy S7 smartphones. This confirms past rumors, but is also historically accurate, considering that Samsung has produced a couple version of its flagship devices, sporting its own Exynos chip in European and other markets while it supplies the variant with a Qualcomm chip to the US and a few other regions.

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Lower end Snapdragon chips hit big numbers


Although low-end processors do not put up big numbers in testing and may not garner a lot of attention, for companies that manufacture them, like Qualcomm, they are the “bread and butter” that help keep the companies chugging along. About a year ago Qualcomm introduced some new chipsets for budget-oriented devices, the Snapdragon 410 and the Snapdragon 210. In just their first year of bringing 64-bit computing power and LTE connectivity to this segment of the market, Qualcomm has reached a couple big milestones. Read more

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 takes just 35 minutes to reach 80 percent charge

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Charging your handset overnight used to be part of our nightly routine, but now? Not so much. Thanks to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, we can charge our devices whenever we want, and still have enough juice to make it through the day. And it’s going to get even better because Qualcomm has just announced Quick Charge 3.0 that will allow smartphones to go from being as dead-as-a-doornail to 80 percent charge in just 35 minutes.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight dev platform lifts off in drone reference


Qualcomm may best be known to smartphone phone fans for their processors powering so many devices. However, the company does get into other areas, sometimes on the back of the same technology powering smartphones. Today they revealed their latest robotics project, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight development platform. Qualcomm says the technology will enable manufacturers to build consumer class robots and drones, which they showed off with a reference design for a new 4K flying camera. Read more

Samsung beefs up engineering team working on Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 processor


A new rumor has surfaced regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone that should launch in 2016 as the successor to the Galaxy S6. Previous reports indicated Samsung was considering going to add a Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 820, back into the mix for the hardware in the Galaxy S7 alongside their own Exynos line of chips. The possibility of Qualcomm getting a spot back in Samsung’s flagship device may have improved if the latest rumor is true. Sources indicate Samsung has expanded the team of engineers working on optimizing the Snapdragon 820 to be used in the Galaxy S7. Read more