Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor has been very much talked about lately, not only for harnessing huge power coming from both Samsung and Qualcomm, but also for the fact that it’s supposed to be present on about 80 devices next year. And today the development kits are available!
Intrinsyc is now selling a development kit that features the S820 chips and Android 6.0 support. Such a dev kit, the Intrinsyc Open-Q 820 costs $599 and integrates a developer board with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, HDMI, USB 2.0 and 3.0, plus audio jacks. Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi 802.11 ac are in the mix as well.
Extra inputs and outputs are also provided for devs. There are also other variations of the dev kit, like a 10 inch tablet for $999 and a 6.2 inch smartphone coming soon at $799. Both are meant for software developers, not the general public. What you get is the opportunity to play with the S820 early and develop apps for its 14 nm quad core CPU with custom Kryo cores and Adreno 530 graphics.
I’m betting game developers will have a blast with that.