Published on November 17th, 2016 | by Shiva Singh


Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 835 mobile processor for 2017

Qualcomm have just unveiled their next generation mobile processor at a media event in New York – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, a successor to the current flagship Snapdragon 820/821 processor.

Compared to its Snapdragon 820/821 made on the 14nm FinFET technology, the Snapdragon 835 will be manufactured with a 10nm process node by Samsung. This allows the chipset manufacturer to gain a 30% increase in area efficiency, 27% increase in performance, or a 40% lower power consumption. 

By moving to a smaller, 10nm process, we can see the next Snapdragon 835 devices being even slimmer, give better battery life, plus get a boost in performance as compared to current flagship smartphones.

Charging also gets a boost, with the launch of Quick Charge 4.0 on Snapdragon 835. 

As we’re still seeing some flagship devices launch with Snapdragon 821, like the Google Pixel, or the newly announced OnePlus 3T, when can we see devices carrying Snapdragon 835? Our best guess is towards the end of Q1 of 2017.

As the Snapdragon 835 has entered production, it will ship to OEM manufacturers in the first half of the year, and we should be seeing new smartphones launching with the Snapdragon 835 at Mobile World Congress in end of February 2017. 

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