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Latest microprocessor from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 835 announced

Qualcomm snapdragon 835
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Qualcomm just announced their new generation processor, namely Snapdragon 835. The new model is follow up of the very popular S820 and S821. Qualcomm is going to tie up with Samsung this time also like the previous versions, to release the new processor. Samsung is going to produce the new processor under 10 nm architecture, while the previous version used 14 nm versions. The decrease in size should help the manufacturers produce smaller and thinner devices which are more power efficient. Qualcomm and Samsung have already started the production which should reach market by early half of 2017.

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Features of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

  1. 10nm architecture

Snapdragon 835 is built on 10nm FinFET architecture. The previous technology used 14 nm chip. The smaller size makes it more powerful and power efficient.

  1. Processor

Snapdragon use a Kyro 280 processor which is Octa core. It carries 4 powerful cores that run at 2.45 GHz and 4 weaker cores that run at 1.9 GHz.

The GPU is Adreno 540 which is 25% more efficient than its predecessor.

  1. Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0

Snapdragon 835 will be equipped with new generation battery charging using Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.

The previous version Quick Charge 3.0 boasts about charging devices up to 80% in just 35%. Quick Charge 4.0 is designed to be 20% faster than its previous version. There are rumors that 15 minutes of charging will charge up to 50% of battery life.

  1. Fast and improved Modem

Snapdragon 835 has built in X16 LTE Modem which is capable of downloading at speeds of 1 Gigabit and upload speed of 150 Megabit. This will future proof your device when 5G and 6G becomes a reality.

S835 supports network technologies including 4x Carrier aggregation and 4×4 MIMO antennas. It also supports the WiFi standard 802.11 ad.

  1. Support for better camera

Snapdragon 835 have a new built-in IPS (Image Signal Processor) which can handle a 32 MP camera or two 16 MP cameras. You can expect more devices with Dual cameras if it is powered by S835 processor. Image processing has improved very much compared to its predecessor.

  1. Support for Windows 10

The last time when Microsoft used Windows on ARM processor, it was a big failure.  The previous ARM processors used to run Windows App without a problem, but failed to load win32 and .net applications.

S835 will be the first ARM processor which is designed to support Windows 10. Microsoft already released a video showing the successful running of Windows application such as MS Office and Photoshop without any problem. This means you can expect release of more Windows Tablets which are powerful, power efficient and effortlessly run all Windows App and applications.

  1. Support for USB Type-C

The new version brings support for USB and USB Type-C PD (Power Delivery) standards that were not incurred by the predecessor. These standards are in line with Google’s specification for USB Type-C.

Summary: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is going to give 27% increase in performance and 40% decrease in power consumption. The reduction in size will give a 30 % increase in available space which means the manufactures have more space to add additional components to make the device powerful and feature rich or add a bigger battery for extended battery life or create smaller devices compared to its predecessor.

New phones equipped with this processor is expected to be released by the first half of 2017. The processor is rumored to be appearing in Samsung Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, LG G6, HTC 11, Lenovo and One Plus.

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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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  • Vishal khule Mar 22, 2017, 7:26 am

    Thanks for giving current technology information

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