This year, Qualcomm has repeatedly said that the industry chipsets do not need more cores, instead manufacturers have to focus on improving them. This is exactly what the company has done with its new Snapdragon 820 that has just four cores by custom Kryo.
But many doubt that the quad-core chip, even with a powerful cores Kryo will be able to compete with the Samsung Exynos 8890 and Huawei Kirin 950, both of which are eight-core chips. A new report says that Qualcomm has announced the eight-core Snapdragon 820 version at the beginning of 2016.
It is reported by DigiTimes website, which is usually pretty reliable. They also added that Qualcomm followed the trend as well as Samsung and Huawei in 2016 to release their devices with an eight decisions.
Eight-version should be more powerful than the quad-core version and will be ideal for high-end flagships. It makes you wonder which segment the company intends to take with Snapdragon quad-core 820?