Smartphone chip maker Qualcomm has announced it’s latest processor for smartphones, the Snapdragon 821. The company’s flagship processors are all based on Snapdragon 800 series. The newly announced Snapdragon 821 processor will be 10% faster than its current flagship SoC Snapdragon 820, which is in the heart of smartphones like OnePlus 3, LG G5, HTC 10, Samsung S7/S7 Edge (US variant) and more.

The maximum clock speed of this processor is 2.4Ghz compared to 2.2Ghz on Snapdragon 820 processor. Its a Quad Core chipset with 64-bit Kryo CPU’s. Qualcomm did not inform which GPU it would use, Adreno 540 is our guess and it will be at least faster than Adreno 530, which is clocked at 624 MHz with Snapdragon 820 processor.


821 will use the same 600Mbps Snapdragon X12 LTE modem as the 820. Some of the other features is the inclusion of integrated 600 Mbps X12 LTE modem, support for up to 4K video capture and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The smartphones powered by Snapdragon 821 are expected to arrive at H2 of 2016.

Some of the devices that we are expecting to arrive with the latest Snapdragon 821 processor are Nexus Smartphones codenamed Sailfish and Marlin and also Samsung’s Flagship smartphone Note 7.  

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