Qualcomm unveils its new top-end Snapdragon 821 processor – we are waiting for new flagship smartphones on it

Since the start of this year, Qualcomm has revealed more than 115 premium smartphones and tablets with the processor at its heart, Qualcomm said.


The Californian company's success is attributed to the fact that it has applied several new technologies, which are all tightly integrated and optimized, thus bringing an innovative user experience for the mobile industry.

But Qualcomm decided not to stop there, and so, this week the company unveiled the successor to the Snapdragon 820 – the new Snapdragon 821 processor, which builds on all those successful 820 technologies, but provides faster data transfer rates, improved power consumption, and overall increased application performance.

The overall performance of the Snapdragon 821 in comparison with the previous processor – Snapdragon 820, according to Qualcomm, reaches a 10 percent increase, while the frequency of four Qualcomm Cryo computing cores can be raised to 2.4 GHz (in the 820 it was limited to 2.2 GHz).

New smartphones, tablets and virtual reality headsets using the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor are expected to hit the market in the second half of this year.

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