You probably won’t be able to buy a smartphone or tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor for at least a few months. But if you’re willing to shell out some money for a development kit, you don’t have to wait that long to give Qualcomm’s next-gen kit a try.
Intrinsyc is now selling a set of development kits featuring Snapdragon 820 chips and Android 6.0 support.
The Intrinsyc Open-Q 820 dev kit costs $599 and features a developer board with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, and audio jacks. As you’d expect, there are also a large number of additional inputs and outputs aimed at developers.
These devices are aimed at hardware and software developers, not the general public. But they’re among the first products you’ll be able to buy that feature Qualcomm’s new 14nm quad-core processor with the company’s Kryo custom CPU cores and Adreno 530 graphics.