Qualcomm has taken it up to the stage of CES 2017 and announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which is aimed to take place of Snapdragon 820 and Qualcomm just announced it. Snapdragon 835 will be the first Qualcomm’s made Soc using the 10nm FinFET process. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is built to run the mobile operating system, Windows 10 and also VR headsets.
The Snapdragon 835 is 35% smaller and consumes 25% less battery to consume power. The 835 will use the same Qualcomm Kryo 280 architecture that was used in older 82X chipsets. Along with the 4 performance cores that are clocked up to 2.45GHz, there will be 4 more cores that will be clocked up to 1.9GHz and will focus on efficient running.
In the graphics section, Qualcomm upgraded Adreno 530 to Adreno 540 GPU and this new GPU supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan’s API, and DirectX 12. With the support of all these high-quality graphics, the Adreno 540 GPU ensures an excellent graphics performance for mobiles and VR headsets as well.
The Snapdragon 835 will now support the Google’s Daydream VR officially and image processing is also improved and it will allow the smartphone manufacturers to manufacture devices with cameras up to 32 MP resolution or dual 16 MP cameras. With Snapdragon 835, there will also be an increase in the performance on graphics up to 25% and the colors will be now 60 times brighter than before. It will also support the 4K recording at 30 fps and 4K playback with 60fps.
Some additional security features are also included in Snapdragon 835, the company calls it Qualcomm Haven Security Platform. The biometric security including fingerprint recognizing and iris scanning is improved and will now support it from hardware standard.
The new LTE modem, X16 LTE will also debut along with the Snapdragon 835. In X16 LTE Modem, there is support for Cat. 16 download speeds (1 GB Download Speed, theoretically) ) and Cat. 13 upload speeds (150 MB Upload Speed, theoretically). The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will the first publicly used chipset that is officially certified for the latest Bluetooth 5.0 which has a transfer speed of up to 2 MB.
Qualcomm’s latest Quick Charge 4.0 will also make its debut in Snapdragon 835. Quick Charge 4.0 will be 30% more efficient and 20% faster than Quick Charge 3.0. Quick Charge 4.0 will only be available on USB-C so, that is good news and making USB-C a proper charging standard.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is currently being produced in a large amount and we will be seeing these chipsets in action in the first half of 2017. The Snapdragon 835 has really great and improvements from previous, Snapdragon 821. It will be amazing to see how smartphone manufacturers can take advantages of these features and see this chipset in action.
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