Let’s all be honest, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 has been a bit of a disappointment. The octa-core chip was supposed to be the powerhouse everything in 2015 used, but thanks to (exaggerated) heat issues, performance problems, and the lack of Samsung’s use, the chipset has gotten a bad name and it’s unlikely we’ll see it in anymore handsets this year. Aside from the OnePlus Two that is. However, Qualcomm is already looking to the future, the Snapdragon 820.
The Snapdragon 820 is rumored to be built using 64-bit Kyro cores with a clock speed as high as 3GHz. To put that in easy terms, that’s a very very fast chipset. It’s definitely overkill, but it should be awesome. That said, it looks like Qualcomm is pushing hard to win Samsung back by giving them the role of primary manufacturer of the chipset.
This will be good for Qualcomm is two ways. First of all, it would allow them to use Samsung’s efficient 14nm manufacturing tech to produce the processor. Secondly, it would probably get Samsung to use the processor in the Galaxy S7 or a Note device. Hopefully with Samsung’s expertise Qualcomm can bounce back from the Snapdragon 810.