Qualcomm has confirmed the rumors by saying, it is going to unveil the next best SoC and time has come to witness, as the company has unveiled the chipset in CES 2017.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is the first even Qualcomm SoC that is commercially produced using the 10nm FinFET process. Well, Qualcomm has also taken care VR and the ability to run mobile computing systems with full Windows 10 support, while building the chip.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Features

The new chip from Qualcomm uses the same Kyro CPU architecture that is found in the Snapdragon 82X. Kryo 280 is known to have 4 additional cores that focus on running the device efficiently on top of 4  performance cores that are clocked up to 2.45GHz but here the most efficient cores will be clocked up to 1.9GHz.

Well, in addition to the clock speed, the Snapdragon 835 is 35% smaller (in size) and consumes 25% less power than its predecessor’s. This could a reason why Qualcomm tagged the chipset to have better battery life.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Support

There is a minor improvement in the graphics department, the Adreno 530 is succeeded by Adreno 540 GPU. It expected to deliver great performance for mobile games (includes AR and VR) especially with the support of OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan API and DirectX 12.

Apart from having 25% increase in graphics performance, the chipset will support 4K (UHD) video recording at 30fps, 60fps and can easily playback in 4K. Well, it was much rumored (it came out to be true), the Snapdragon 835 supports Google’s Daydream VR. Coming to camera performance, the chip would let OEM’s to build devices with up to 32 MP single and 16MP dual-camera.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Connectivity

Snapdragon 835 has a good improvement is connectivity side as X16 LTE modem debut on this chip, there is also support for Cat.16 download speed (theoretically 1Gbps) and cat.13 upload speeds (theoretically 150Mbps). Apart from that, this is the first commercial chip which is officially certified by Bluetooth 5.0 with a peak transfer speed of up to 2 Mbps.

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Security wise, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 supports Qualcomm’s SecureMSM hardware, software and the Qualcomm Haven security suite, you secured!


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Battery Improvements

Finally, Quick Charge 4.0 made it into Snapdragon 835, which is 20% faster and up to 30% more efficient than Quick Charge 3.0. The good thing about Quick Charge 4.0 is that it will support USB-C Power Delivery, even without a proper USB-C charging standard.

The chip is under mass production and we can expect to the mainstream in the first half of this year. Well, it would be really interesting to see, what smartphone manufacturer will build up with this chip.

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