It was being speculated for a few months that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 would be coming out soon but now it has been made official by the company itself. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 comes with some upgrades that make the processor faster and more energy efficient. But it has to be said loud and clear that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is the first 10nm SoC above all else.
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The mobile market has been booming and it is a great time for Qualcomm to be at the heart of all the action. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 features the new Kryo 280 CPU and the new Adreno 540 GPU. There are four high-performance cores clocked at 2.45GHz, there are also four low-power cores clocked at 1.9GHz.
The low-energy cores run when the user is not doing something that needs a lot of power but when you are multi-tasking or gaming, anything that needs more power the high-performance cores come into play.
Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president, QCT stated:
Our new flagship Snapdragon processor is designed to meet the demanding requirements of mobile virtual reality and ubiquitous connectivity while supporting a variety of thin and light mobile designs. The Snapdragon 835 has an unprecedented level of technology integration that supports superior battery life, improved multimedia, and exceptional photography with gigabit class speeds for fast, immersive experiences.
With the new processor, you get some new wireless capabilities as the 835 comes with X16 Gigabit LTE modem. The integrated 2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi is a major upgrade if you compare it to what you got with the Snapdragon 820. The new SoC comes with the Bluetooth 5.0 technology, making it the first of its kind.
Talking about being a major upgrade, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is 35% smaller than the 820 and consumes 25% less power. What this means is that smartphone manufacturers will be able to put in some new tech or go for larger batteries.
It also means that batteries will last longer. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will reduce wall hugging and I am sure everyone who owns a smartphone will appreciate that.
What do you think about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835?