Chipsets are the heart of every smartphone either android or windows. It is important to know the chipset the smartphone houses, because with this information a lot can be understood about a phone’s performance. Two new high performance assured chipset launched in Market. These are the Huawei Kirin 950 Octa-Core 16nm SoC and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 14nm SoC.
Huawei Kirin 950 Octa-Core SoC equipped with Up to 2.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex 72 + up to 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53 combination. There is a Mali T880 GPU for graphics and games. It uses IntelliSense i5 for low-power operation when gathering data from accelerometer, gyroscope, compass etc.
Other features are LPDDR4 RAM, Integrated Multi-mode 4G LTE Modem – Category 6 FDD / TDD, TD-LTE/LTE FDD / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / GSM, SGLTE/CSFB/VoLTE etc. The chipset expected to be used in Huawei’s upcoming flagship smartphone Ascend Mate 8.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) chipset offers Up to 2.2 GHz quad-core custom 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo CPUs. This is powered by Integrated X12 LTE and comes with Global Mode, 3x faster peak upload speeds and 33% faster peak download speeds compared to X10 LTE.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 14nm SoC assures Cat 12/13 speeds of up to 600 Mbps down/150 Mbps up via 3x20MHz downlink, 2X20MHz uplink. There are LTE/Wi-FI link aggregation, LTE-U, LTE Broadcast, LTE Dual SIM, Dual Active (DSDA), HD Voice over 3G and VoLTE,Wi-Fi calling with LTE call continuity etc.
Ther have used Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, Up to OpenGL ES 3.1+. This chipset capable of Supporting up to 4K Ultra HD on-device, 4K Ultra HD output, 1080p and 4K external display, 4K HEVC video at 60FPS with 10-bit color, WCD9335 audio codec, Hi-Fi 24bit/192kHz FLAC playback etc.