More details on Snapdragon 821 improvements
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 was publicized several weeks ago as a reasonable (if only small) improvement above the meaty main train of the Snapdragon 820. Seriously, a 10 percent jump in speed? That’s it?
Well, Qualcomm is putting a bit more spin to its promoting game for the 821. It has expanded that 10 percent improvement figure over to faster boots, faster app launches and… well, not “smoother, more responsive user interactions,” but all that stuff about speed? 10 percent speedier. There’s also been a 5 percent jump in the speed of the Adreno 530 GPU and a 5 percent savings in power.
New features are also in play like supporting Android Nougat when it comes out — but that’s just spec padding. Laser-assisted autofocus gets better with extended detection range and there’s dual phase detection, too. Plus, Qualcomm’s offering a VR SDK that will get developers working on that much-vaunted Daydream platform.
Qualcomm restated that the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the first Snapdragon 821 phone and that it happily awaits other manufacturers’ efforts as well.