Snapdragon 821 Vs Snapdragon 820; All You Need to Know
Details regarding the Snapdragon 821 have been released by Qualcomm. Snapdragon 821 will take the Snapdragon 820’s place for the upcoming smartphones that will be releasing in the next quarter of 2016. If you were wondering about the difference between Snapdragon 821 and Snapdragon 820 then look no further. Here is all you need to know.
Snapdragon 821, Codename MSM8996 Pro has a Higher Processor Clock Speed and it also has a Higher GPU Frequency. Qualcomm has stated the following about the latest SoC:
“Building on the technology leadership introduced with the Snapdragon 820 platform, the 821 is engineered to deliver faster speed, improved power savings, and greater application performance, ensuring 821 powered devices keep pace with the growing performance demands of users to deliver the unmatched user experiences the Snapdragon 800 tier is known for.
The Snapdragon 821 is engineered to deliver a 10% performance increase over the 820 with the Qualcomm Kryo quad-core CPU, reaching speeds up to 2.4GHz. Why would you introduce something to replace what many consider the best mobile processor available today? Simple, we’re not. Rather than replace the Snapdragon 820, the 821 is designed to complement and extend the competitive strengths of our Snapdragon 800 lineup.”
This has a great impact on sales. The speed of the phone, the responsiveness of the phone can be the tipping factor when it comes to sales. Smartphone manufacturers can no longer make do with older generation hardware. Not in this day and age.
- CPU performance cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz
- CPU power efficiency cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 1.6GHz
- GPU: Adreno 530 running at 624MHz
- CPU performance cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz
- CPU power efficiency cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz
- GPU: Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz
The performance improvement that the Snapdragon 821 has over the Snapdragon 820 is very minor.A 10 percent improvement can be overlooked and it will be up to the smartphone manufacturers, to choose whether or not to make the shift.