The Indian export and import record website, Zauba has brought many devices into the limelight before its official launch. Looks like the website has just revealed us two versions of an upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, which should end up being called either as the Snapdragon 821 or the Snapdragon 823. While we are still unsure about the identity of the chipset, the website did give us a few details about them.
There are going to be two variants of the chip, which actually makes sense, as even the Snapdragon 820 has two variants. The first version (faster) MSM 8996SG (001-Y8) will come with second generation performance Hydra CPU clocked at 2.35GHz. Now, we aren’t exactly sure of what to expect from the Hydra CPU but last year, there were rumors about Qualcomm working on Hydra cores which will be custom made for the server market. However, later the rumors died down, so we aren’t sure whether this CPU has any resemblance to the earlier rumored one.
The GPU is still Adreno 530 clocked at 653MHz. Other features include LPDDR4 RAM support, 3x CA @ 60MHz and CDMA. The less powerful model, namely the MSM8996SD (001-Y8) comes with the same CPU clocked at slightly lower 2.15GHz with Adreno 530 GPU at 624MHz.
According to the latest information, Xiaomi should be the first model with the new Snapdragon 821 chip. It could either be the Mi Note 2 or the Mi5S model. Soon, other manufacturers like LeEco should follow Xiaomi in releasing a Snapdragon 821 powered flagship in the market.