American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm has officially launched the successor of the Snapdragon 821, Snapdragon 835 chipset at CES 2017.
The Snapdragon 835 chipset features an octa-core Kryo 280 which allows four high performance cores to be clocked at up to 2.45GHz, while the other four “Efficiency Cluster” cores can be clocked at up to 1.9GHz. Snapdragon 835 would also improve the performance by upto 27% and reduce the power consumption of the device by upto 40% as it has adopted the 10nm manufacturing process as compared to the 14nm process earlier.
As for GPU, the Adreno 540 onboard supports 4K @ 60fps displays, and offers 25% faster graphics rendering than last year’s chipset. The new chipset is also compatible with Google’s Daydream platform thus boosting the VR experience.
The new Snapdragon 835 SoC also supports Quick Charge 4.0 which means batteries on devices will be able to offer up to five hours worth of battery life with five minutes of charging. Quick Charge 4.0 also promises 20% faster charging, and up to 30 percent higher efficiency.
For connectivity, the Snapdragon 835 is integrated with Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, and supports 4X carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11ad. The cameras of the devices with Qualcomm 835 will also show major improvements. This feature supports for up to 32MP for single cameras or 16MP for dual-cameras, and offers optical zoom capabilities, fast auto-focus, and HDR.
"Qualcomm’s Haven Security Platform" improves security via fingerprint, retina and face-based biometrics. It also supports Google’s TensorFlow and enhancements to Hexagon DSP, which allows on-device machine learnings tasks, like object and voice recognition, hand tracking, and biometric authentication.
Although there was no mention of which devices would it support as yet, Qualcomm did mention that commercial devices running on Snapdragon 835 will be available in the first half of 2017. Which means that we can expect 2017's flagship devices to launch with Qualcomm 835.