Chipset-maker Qualcomm has announced to launch its upcoming System-on-Chipset (SoC) Snapdragon 820, which will feature its first custom-designed 64-bit CPU dubbed Kyro. Qualcomm has explained it as part of its comprehensive redesign of their premium-tier mobile processor.

Combining an Adreno 530 GPU and Hexagon 680 DSP, the upcoming SoC is claimed to offer high-speed performance in mobile computing along with the latest in multimedia connectivity. Qualcomm Kyro follows the popular custom Krait CPU, which powers its most renowned SoC's like Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 801 and Snapdragon 805 series of SoC's.

Customising a CPU offers more performance on a device without burning much battery life, hence the Kyro will offer much powerful performance and a longer battery life altogether.

Featuring the latest 14nm FinFET technology, the Kyro processor will offer a clock speed of 2.2GHz thus you can expect twice the power and battery life in Snapdragon 820 SoC by comparison with any Snapdragon 810 based smartphone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor has been purposefully designed to provide better user experiences for premium-tier mobile devices. To deliver the type of innovation consumers expect, mobile processors must be designed to handle increasing computing requirements, while simultaneously using less battery power and remain cooler than ever, with thinner and lighter designs being employed by OEMs.

Experiences like virtual reality, computer vision and advanced imaging are helping expand smartphone capabilities, while also demanding more performance. Balancing increased performance with longer battery life has always been critical for mobile processors—and Snapdragon 820 has been designed with efficiency throughout.

PhoneArena reported a device naming Green orange X1 Pro, which come powered by Snapdragon 820. The phone was spotted in the Antutu benchmarking test with a ground-breaking score of 83,774.

According to rumours, Xiaomi's most anticipated smartphone Mi 5 will also run on Snapdragon 820 and is expected to be unveiled next March.