Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 Is The New Mobile Chip On The Block

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 mobile processor hasn’t even been used in phones for a whole year, and yet, a new chip is already poised to make an appearance later this year: the Snapdragon 821.

Interestingly, in spite of the Snapdragon 821 boasting several advantages over the flagship 820, such as a 10 percent performance increase, Qualcomm says it’s not designed to be a successor — great news for those who are eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the HTC 10 and are worrying about suddenly buying a new product with an “inferior” mobile processor.

So, what is the point of the 821, then? According to Qualcomm, the new chip, with its 2.4 GHz Kyro quad-core CPU, is designed to be an addition to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series lineup in the company’s bid to retain its dominant position in the mobile chip market now that Intel has left.

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