Snapdragon 652 And Snapdragon 820 Are Now Optimized For Project Tango


Qualcomm has announced that its 28nm chipset Snapdragon 652 is now optimized for Project Tango. Though processed on an inferior node as opposed to a Snapdragon 820, which is processed on the 14nm FinFET technology and is also optimized for Project Tango, Snapdragon 652 packs the necessary firepower and architectural advantages needed to deliver optimum Tango experiences.

Snapdragon 652 Possesses Several Advantages For Project Tango And You’ll Find All The Information You Need Listed Here

Featuring high accuracy as well as uniform time stamping of multiple sensor data streams, along with efficient processing without the need for external co-processors, Snapdragon 652 packs quite a lot of features under its belt for an SoC that is present in mid-ranged smartphones. It also features Cortex-A72 cores, which are highly efficient and more powerful than Cortex-A57, thus all demanding requirements for Project Tango.

On similarity between the Snapdragon 600 and 800 series of chipsets is that their processors share the same architectural advantages needed to deliver Tango experiences in highly mobile form factors. All components are integrated in a single chip, so they are able to simultaneously process data from all five Tango-related sensors, which are as follows:

  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Three camera sensors which include two new Tango-specific camera sensors: a fisheye motion tracking camera and a depth sensor camera


Snapdragon 600 and 800 series of SoCs also feature CPUs that include an integrated high-frequency clock, which performs highly accurate, uniform time stamping of all that sensor data, which is critical for enabling smooth augmented reality experiences. We have also managed to present you with a video, showing how these SoCs are going to take advantage of Project Tango.

Qualcomm has not reported if Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 820 are going to be the only chipsets that will be optimized for Project Tango, but we will update you on the matter if anything comes through our way.