Qualcomm has just released the latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 821. It is said to come with 10% increased performance compared to last year’s Snapdragon 820. The company announced that the new processor was built on the previous chipset and not as a replacement.

In the release announcement, Qualcomm stated that the previous Snapdragon 820 chipset has been featured in over 115 premium smartphones and tablets since its release. One of the reasons why the Snapdragon 820 was so successful is because it came with new technologies for improving user experience on mobile devices.

Snapdragon 821 features improvements to the previous Snapdragon 820, as it provides faster speed, improved power savings and increased application performance. The company mentioned that the new chipset comes with 10% increased performance over the 820 with the Qualcomm Kryo quad-core CPU that reaches speeds up to 2.4GHz.

The Snapdragon 821 isn’t set to replace the 820 model, but rather to fix some issues that the Snapdragon 820 had, like overhearting. Snapdragon 820 came with some optimized technologies that provided users with higher download speeds, improved call quality and reliability.

Snapdragon 821 could be featured on the Galaxy Note 7

Snapdragon 820 has been featured in multiple flagship devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Xiaomi Mi5, LG G5, HTC 10, LeEco Max 2 and Sony Xperia X. The processor did a well performance when coupled with the Galaxy’s Gear VR headset for virtual reality.

Considering the performances of Snapdragon 820, the latest model will surely impress the market since it comes with lots of improvements to the previous one. The company even mentioned that “the Snapdragon 821 will help set a new bar for smartphones, tablets, mobile VR head mounted displays and other new devices.”

Snapdragon 821 is expected to be featured in flagship smartphones set to release in the second half of 2016. One of such smartphones could very well be Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7.

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