In CES 2017 held in Las Vegas Qualcomm announced snapdragon 835,the next flagship processor. The Snapdragon 835 chipset will have improved performance,battery efficient and is 35% smaller than the previous gen Snapdragon 82X processors. Production of the new chipset is based on Samsung’s 10 nm FinFET process.The smaller processor will lead to thin smartphones and give more space for battery. Qualcomm has made the processor by keeping Virtual,Augmented Reality and support for Windows 10 in mind. The new processor consumes 25 percent less power than Snapdragon 82X generation chips claims Qualcomm.
Snapdragon 835 uses Kryo CPU architecture which was earlier found in the 2016’s Snapdragon 820,821 chips.The SoC is a octa-core CPU featuring eight Kryo 280 CPU cores.Four out of the 8 cores are clocked at 2.45 GHz,these four performance cores are used only for process intensive use like loading of apps,AR and VR. The other four cores are the efficient ones which will be used most of the time and are clocked at 1.9 GHz. As expected the Snapdragon 835 comes with Quick Charge 4.0 which is 20 percent faster. Qualcomm boasts that the newer Quick Charge can give 5 hours of use from just 5 minutes of charging.
Adreno 540 GPU supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan’s API, and DirectX 12.The improved renders 60x more colours and are designed to seamlessly support virtual and augmented reality games. The previously Leaked Asus Zenfone AR may house the Snapdragon 835 SoC. Adreno 540 comes with 25% increase in graphic performance and supports Ultra HD 4K video recording at 30fps and 4K playback at 60fps.
The chipset supports cameras upto two 16 Megapixel or one 32 Megapixel sensor,with zero shutter lag.It also supports Enhanced Electrical Image Stabilisation for Video Capture.Flagship smartphones from Samsung,LG,HTC and Google may sport this processor. Currently the processor is under mass production,devices sporting the processor are expected to reach the consumer market before Q2 of 2017.