When we use our smartphone or, above all, when we look among the wide range of options that exist today, each prioritize a few aspects. Can we build on the experience of use or may be more empirical and we look at technical specifications, such as processor cores or if lee to 64-bit. In this regard, manufacturers of processors maintain some competition in nanometers, efficiency and power, and it seems that in Qualcomm already enjoying smartphones to fit 8 GB in just over one year.
The last thing we officially know from the US company is about the 820 Snapdragon, who presented at the beginning of the last month of November and that although we will not see until the following batches of terminals already in 2016, was particularly expected given problems for warming of its predecessor, Snapdragon 810, at least in its first version. The 820 has four cores and uses the FinFET technology 14 nm from Samsung, with a Kyro CPU that promises to be twice as efficient and fast that the 810.
The battle of NMS: the less, better
In efficiency, performance and consumption of processors affects both the quality of the components as far away from one another are, as well as certain physical quantities such as temperature. When measuring the speed at which works a processor (which in reality is the frequency) will making greater unit, in this case of megahertz (MHz) to gigahertz (GHz).
On the other hand, speaking of volume and surface, we see that the terminals are becoming thinner (but also higher) and aspects such as battery may cause the plate still have less available space. Therefore in this case, in terms of the distance, we speak of NM, and increasingly less “by demands of the screenplay”.
Something that explained in an excellent way our colleagues from Engadget, where we understood that with the reduction of nanometer we gained speed, power per watt and reducing energy consumption. And today we remember to speculate a further reduction of nanometers. What the historians cited PhoneArena is Snapdragon 830 will work with 10 nanometer (four less with respect to the 820) Samsung technology.
The battle of the RAM: more, better
What also point the information is that the Snapdragon will support up to 8 GB of RAM memory in the devices. Samsung announced last September the production of 12 Gigabit LPDDR4 DRAM chips, which could be translated into at least their next stops range to mount 6 GB RAM (the latter have 4 GB of RAM).
If confirmed this rumor, Snapdragon 830 would advance one step more in this race without apparent end and allow smartphones that they incorporated it to operate with 8 GB of RAM (counting with Samsung to present another evolution of their chips LPDDR4), waiting for already occur in 2017. A rumor that also speaks of model, which would be the MSM8998.
We will soon see if next year we see smartphones of 6 GB of RAM, which already reopens the debate on whether it is really necessary to move at this pace considering the work in software that can be applied to this sense. I.e., improving the performance of the mobile to optimize this factory, without forcing the user to resort to explore possible solutions and tricks. And, above all, we will see first if in practice the 820 complies as promised and Qualcomm is removed the thorn of the 810.