Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Seeks To Dominate 2016 Market Through Multiple High End Devices
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor is pretty much going to be dominating the smartphone market for the remainder of 2016. Not only does it only have one competitor in Samsung’s Exynos 8890 chipset but also Samsung’s processor is less likely to be used by most smartphone companies for their high end devices.
Even Samsung itself is using Snapdragon 820 for their latest flagship devices, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. At least for those manufactured in US and China. So that should be evidence enough that the rest of the year is Qualcomm’s domain. The company will also be using Snapdragon 820 in S7 Active instead of Exynos 8890.
Some of the other big names using Qualcomm’s latest processor include LG’s G5 handset with its modular design. The phone will feature a 5.3-inch QHD screen, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 2,800mAh battery, all the components to make it one of the best high end smartphones of 2016.
HTC has been absent from the big names of smartphone industry for some time but they are looking to make a huge comeback through HTC 10 which will be using Snapdragon 820 coupled with 4GB RAM, 5.2-inch QHD screen and 3,000mAh battery. It also has some necessary new additions previously unseen in HTC devices like fingerprint reader and an improved speaker.
Other industry big names like Sony’s Xperia X Performance, Motorola’s Moto Z and Z Force as well as OnePlus’s latest smartphone OnePlus 3 are also using Snapdragon 820. There are however some smaller and relatively unknown smartphone companies in the market too which have now decided to adopt Qualcomm’s latest processor for their devices.
One such phone is the Xiaomi Mi5 priced around $300 making it ones of the cheapest high end android phones powered by Snapdragon 820. It’s no slouch either in terms of performance as the phone features 3-4GB of RAM (depending on iteration) storage starting from 32GB up to 128GB and a 5.15-inch 1080p display powered by a 3,000mAh battery.