Smartphones To Turn Into DSLR Cameras With Snapdragon 820

Smartphones To Turn Into DSLR Cameras With Snapdragon 820
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Smartphones are going to undergo a major change in the early 2016. With Snapdragon 820, devices will deliver DSLR-quality images yet still have a batteries that last longer.

Qualcomm is planning to change the face of smartphones as early as the first half of 2016 by launching the most powerful Snapdragon chip ever. The company has announced Snapdragon 820 claiming that the chip is “designed to support superior DSLR-quality photography” with “enhanced computer vision.” Now that is something photographers will never get enough of.


To add to their joy, with this chip, Snapdragon also claims that your smartphone’s battery will last longer. If the claims turn out to be true, no photographer will have to carry heavy DSLRs with smartphones while on a vacation fearing they will not be able to capture every fine detail of the journey due to short battery life.

New Adreno 530 graphics processing unit is the reason behind batteries that won’t drain fast. Qualcomm says that Adreno 530 is the highest-performing GPU designed by the company.

Tim Leland, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., in a press release said, “We’re significantly enhancing the visual processing capabilities of Snapdragon to support next-generation user experiences related to computational photography, computer vision, virtual reality and photo-realistic graphics on mobile devices, all while maximizing battery life.”

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He further added, “Qualcomm Spectra ISP, together with our Adreno 5xx-class GPU, brings an entirely new level of imaging to smartphones, and is designed to allow Snapdragon-powered devices to capture ultra-clear, vivid photos and videos regardless of motion and lighting conditions and display them with the color accuracy that nature intended.”

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Some of the high-end smartphones have tried using Qualcomm’s news Snapdragon 820 chip, but have unfortunately complained that the chip is overheating the device. The company has denied that its chip can lead to the device’s heating. Maybe in 2016, we will see improved Snapdragon 820 chips.