We're all about Snapdragon 820 today.
After we told you about a potential Lumia that may utilize Qualcomm's
flagship chipset for next year, and benchmark scores revealed the SoC
to be a top performer, we're now learning that it may be featured in the 2016
Nexus smartphone, again made by Huawei.
The Chinese heavyweight has only made a single
Nexus - this year's Nexus 6P, but the rumor goes that Google will be
partnering with it for at least another year. And if the Snapdragon 820 is every
bit as powerful as initial reports suggest, it's only natural for it to be the
chosen one to do the job.
The info comes
from Chinese electronics industry analyst Pan Jiutang, and he's putting Huawei
in a list along with other big names like Samsung, Sony, LG, and Motorola, who
will be outfitting devices with the S820.
Apparently, Google isn't a fan of Huawei's
in-house top-end solution, the Kirin 950, which Huawei uses in the recently
announced Mate 8.
too early to consider this information final, and the ongoing hype around the
Snapdragon 820 might have gotten people overly excited. That said, the chip
remains the most logical solution for a Google flagship in 2016.