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Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

The Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 is a chipset which was released in 2015 and was to be used for high-end mobile phones which could use the multi-core processors which had also been released. The Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 comes in four different versions and these are listed at the bottom of the page.

The chipset comes with an instruction set of ARMv8-A (A32, A64). As you will note that there is a 64bit Snapdragon 800option. One can only assume that there is a move to 64bit as mobile phone become more powerful and the software and its abilities improve with the hardware. One day you might only need a smartphone to manage your business instead of a computer, fax machine and answering machine. The processor is usually a 4x Qualcomm Kyro processor. These usually have a clock speed of up to 1.8 GHz. Now added to this is faster LPDDR4 SDRAM. The processor also come with 1,536 Kbyte L2 cache and a very powerful GPU being the Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU which runs at 624 MHz.

The chipset has been used by a number of vendors and the most popular mobile phones using tis chipset has been the following:
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • LG G5
  • HTC 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Note the different version of this chipset and also note the different specs. You will need to speak to a salesman before you buy your phone if you wish to see what chipset you are using. This page only gives you preliminary guidance.

Snapdragon Chipset Memory Speed CPU Speed GPU Speed
Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 1866 MHz 2150 MHz 624 MHz
Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 Lite 1333 MHz 1820 MHz 510 MHz
Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AB Pro 1866 MHz 2150 MHz 624 MHz
Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AC Pro 1866 MHz 2350 MHz 650 MHz
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