The American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm announced on Thursday 17, the first details of Snapdragon 835, a high-performance processor for smartphones and tablets that will succeed the Snapdragon 82x.
Qualcomm Unveils Next-Gen Snapdragon 835 With Quick Charge 4.0
The Qualcomm announced on Thursday 17, the first details of Snapdragon 835, a high-performance processor for smartphones and tablets that will succeed the Snapdragon 82x. Among other information that we can not yet comment, the company revealed publicly that the chip will be built on Samsung’s 10nm 10LPE FinFET manufacturing process, in contrast to the 14nm process used on the 821.
This means that the processor can have performance up to 27% or greater energy consumption up to 40% lower compared to a chip manufactured in the old process of 14 nanometers. According to Qualcomm, with smaller transistors, the chip was also lower, therefore, remains more space for the manufacturers to place more equipment and larger batteries (in practice, however, the difference in size is very small).
Smartphone with Snapdragon 835 will be the first to support the Quick Charge 4, which will be the rapid charging technology as well as it will be more powerful and reliable in relation to the current version says, Qualcomm. However, Qualcomm stated that this new member will provide up to five hours of battery with just five minutes into the outlet, which is up to 20% faster than the Quick Charge 3.0.
But, the company did not clarify the intention behind the processor name, as all expected a Snapdragon 830 after 800, 810 and 820, not a Snapdragon 835. However, Qualcomm says that the change is related to the release schedule of products, so we have to wait for other variants of the Snapdragon 835 being revealed in the coming months.
The Snapdragon 835 is already being produced in Samsung’s factories. It is expected that the first devices with the new chip will be launched in the first half of the year 2017.