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Qualcomm unleashes the new Snapdragon 835

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Jan 08, 2017 )    |    News, Technology

With improvements in each cycle, The Snapdragon 800 series chipset continues to deliver a superb blend of performance, power and efficiency and the latest Snapdragon 835 shows off to deliver such features. Now with smartphones becomes more powerful, chipset such as these much meet the required horsepower of these devices that will open doors to the next smartphone features with even more innovation and capabilities.

Unveiled at CES 2017, the Snapdragon 835 is set to secure a worthy successor to the highly acclaimed Snapdragon 820 which currently powers our high-end devices. The new chipset is also a first of a Qualcomm produced SoC using the 10nm FinFET process. The Snapdragon 835 is also includes a number of new features including VR native support as well as the ability to provide a suitable environment for a full-blown Windows 10 OS to work on with.

With Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm reconsiders adding another 4-cores of processors to the table, while maintaining what makes the Snapdragon 82x brilliant, the company has added another four cores on them with less power yet very efficient. It takes the same Kryo processors as its predecessor running at 2.45GHz, the smaller cores are running in little less slower speed at 1.9GHz. Despite the new cores inside, Qualcomm manages to squeezed them inside a smaller profile with up to 35% less in size than the outgoing 820 while keeping the power consumption much more lower at 25% thus theoretically improves battery life.

Integrated into the chipset is a new Adreno 530 GPU, the next-gen GPU ensures smooth graphics for graphic-intensive apps like games on mobile devices and VR/AR environment as well. It supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkans API, and DirectX 12. With these multiple platform support this will ensure to serve users with any of the available operating system in the market. With performance and graphics power combined, the new chipset is said to increase its graphics performance to 25 per cent with support for Google’s Daydream VR and support for 4K UHD video recording and playback.

Other improvements incorporated into the new chip is its built-in security features with the company’s new “Qualcomm Haven Security Platform” – a platform with a direct support for hardware-based security features such as biometric sensors including fingerprint and iris scanners. It comes with X16 LTE modem which supports Cat.16 download speeds and Cat.13 upload speeds. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is also the first commercially available chip that officially supports Bluetooth 5.0.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 will also make a dbut with the new chipset and that it is said to be 20 per cent faster and 30 per cent more efficient that its predecessor. Good thing about the new quick charging technology is its proper support and implementation for USB-C charging.

With mass production is underway, consumers can expect the new Snapdragon 835 chipset to be in their next flagship devicesreleased as early as the first half of the year.