Currently the undisputed king of smartphone processors is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. It has out performed all other smartphone chipsets out there. Well it seems Qualcomm is used to breaking its owns records, as Qualcomm has launched a successor to the Snapdragon 820, behold the next gen smartphone processor leader the Snapdragon 821.
As the naming might suggest the the Snapdragon 821 is a modest upgrade over the 820. The Snapdragon 821 offers 10% better performance than the Snapdragon 820. It comes with the same quad core arrangement of Krait cores but at a slightly higher clock with each core rocking at 2.4 Ghz , which is slightly greater than 2.2Ghz of the Snapdragon 820.
As for other specifications the company hasn’t revealed anything yet but it is suggested that the GPU and other Soc components will remain the same. The Snapdragon 821 will be seen in action in the second half of the year. Many top notch smartphones are supposed to come with it namely the upgraded Samsung Galaxy S7, the Le Eco flagship and the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 which is purportedto launch next month. Until one of these launches we have to settle with written specifications of the Snapdragon 821.