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.
The Snapdragon is going to use Samsung’s 10 nm FinFET process. The previous technology used 14 nm chip. The new model 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.
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.
Another feature will be the presence of new X16 LTE Modem which is capable of downloading at Gigabit speeds. This will future proof your device when 5G and 6G becomes a reality.
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.
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 8, LG G6, HTC 11 etc.
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