Snapdragon 820 Phones Will Have Much Better Signal and Battery Life, Says Qualcomm

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The Snapdragon 810 chip was a bit of a disappointment. It was plagued with overheating complaints and overlooked by Samsung for its 2015 flagships, so Qualcomm’s hoping to bounce back with its next-gen processor, the Snapdragon 820.

Unveiled in full this week, it comes with a lot of big promises. As well as being twice as powerful as its predecessor, Qualcomm’s promising LTE downloads up to 450Mbps, as well as a big graphics boost, courtesy of the Adreno 530 GPU. It'll also support cameras up to 28MP, as well as 4K video capture and playback.

What sounds really intriguing, however, is the introduction of a new technology called TruSignal Antenna Boost. The 820 will apparently allow your phone to automatically adapt its internal settings to ensure you almost always have a solid signal. As long as you're not underground, this should guarantee excellent call quality, a speedy data connection and extended battery life. [TechRadar]

Image credit: abdullah syahbal via Flickr