Qualcomm revealed their new Snapdragon 820 processor at MWC earlier this week and it appears it will also begin shipping in the second half of the year. The 810 is only present in HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2 at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that a new and improved version can’t be up and running already.
The press release does not go into detail with speeds and raw capabilities, but it does accentuate wireless radio innovations, enhanced photos and security features for example. Snapdragon 820 does use 64-bit architecture and the codename it has is Zeroth with a CPU architecture codenamed Kryo.
This announcement comes as a relief for Qualcomm who has been going through a tough phase recently because of the Samsung test troubles. Samsung chose an Exynos processor over Snapdragon 810 because of speculated test overheating for both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and the tests show its proprietary processor is much faster than Qualcomm-based opposition.