False alarm - Qualcomm won't be announcing the Snapdragon 820 this week

Contrary to earlier speculation, Qualcomm won't be launching the Snapdragon 820 SoC at an upcoming event in Los Angeles, but will probably focus on gaming- and graphics-related technologies.

Recently, rumoured specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 were leaked online and a press invite for an event called SIGGRAPH scheduled for August 11 was sent out by the company, which led to the belief that it would launch the updated chip this week. However, the launch of the 820 chipset is unlikely as the event is said to be focused on computer graphics and gaming.

So far the alleged details of the Snapdragon 820 chip - such as its 35% increase in performance over the 810, while being 30% more power efficient - have been leaked. It is also expected to be clocked much higher than its predecessor but there is still a lot to be known about the SoC.

Since, the Snapdragon 810 SoC was found to be overheating and many manufacturers supposedly chose to pass on it for their flagship smartphones, it was assumed that the company would launch the next iteration of its flagship chip a bit earlier than planned. This further fuelled the speculation but now it seems we will have to wait longer to know more about the next latest and greatest chip from the company.

Source: Yicai (Chinese) via Android Central | Image via Business Korea

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