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Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 821 Is 10 Percent Faster Than the 820 ( 30

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Verge: Qualcomm has announced a new flagship mobile processor called the Snapdragon 821. The 821 is a slight update to the Snapdragon 820 that debuted in smartphones earlier this year and promises modest performance gains. The 820 has been found in virtually every high-end Android smartphone this year, including Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the HTC 10, the LG G5, the OnePlus 3, and the Xiaomi Mi5. In our experience, we've found it to be quite a capable chip, with great performance and efficient power utilization. It's a far cry from last year's Snapdragon 810, which was plagued with performance and thermal issues. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 821 builds upon the 820's features, but provides a 10 percent performance increase. Its quad-core CPU runs at 2.4GHz.AnandTech has more details.
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Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 821 Is 10 Percent Faster Than the 820

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    have they addressed the security problem in their chips?

  • The Galaxy S7 comes in two major flavors - the US version that sports the Snapdragon 820 and the international version that uses Samsung's Exynos 8890. In head-to-head tests the Snapdragon is noticeably slower with hours less of battery life ( Apparently Samsung was required to use the Snapdragon in the US market for its CDMA support.
  • WOW (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ArchieBunker ( 132337 ) on Monday July 11, 2016 @12:23PM (#52489731) Homepage

    Such amazing news! A new processor is slightly faster than the previous model!

    • by Anonymous Coward

      They need to give the process a catchy name like "tick tock" or something. That will make it sound better than it is. Then they can repeatedly whore out small, incremental improvements like it's the second coming or something.

    • by lbmouse ( 473316 )
      Plus it is one (1) higher. Don't forget that!
  • It took me 10% more time to type this, what am I ever going to do!!!
  • Do they get pushed to their limits by the latest apps?
    I guess most apps don't push the CPUs very hard with the probable exception of games. I guess VR will eat all the power it can get
  • It is 10% faster, not just a mere 0.012%.
  • by jenningsthecat ( 1525947 ) on Monday July 11, 2016 @11:17PM (#52494143)

    Anyone for whom this news is important, interesting, or titillating is probably in the loop already. Everyone else probably lost interest at "10%". I find it hard to believe this submission was modded up by enough Slashdot members to have made the cut, unless "slownewsday" now counts as an upvote instead of a downvote.

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