Qualcomm started talking about the capabilities of its next-gen top-of-the-line SoC back in early March, sharing news of the Qualcomm Zeroth platform and Snapdragon 820. And while we very much look forward to this powerhouse turning up in its first mobile devices, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the chip; Qualcomm may have given us the highlights, but there’s still a heck of a lot that hasn’t been confirmed. We heard some compelling theories earlier this summer, but so far Qualcomm’s yet to come forward and verify a lot of the 820’s specs. Now we get word that a more comprehensive launch announcement could be just days away, and Qualcomm may be planning to fully reveal the Snapdragon 820 next Tuesday.
Supposedly, Qualcomm intends to host a press event on August 11 in Los Angeles, where it will go public with the Snapdragon 820’s full technical specifications – including confirming contentious details like clock speed and the manufacturing process by which it intends to see the 820 fabricated.
There’s also a chance we could pick up details about a general timeline for the availability of 820-powered hardware; while the occasional rumor has hinted that 820-based handsets could emerge sometime later this year, a more conservative estimate places availability out in late winter or early spring.