Qualcomm has officially announced its first 10nm SoC, The Snapdragon 835 at CES 2017, in Vegas. This is the first chipset built on Samsung’s FinFET process.
The new Snapdragon 835 is now in production and will feature in the commercial devices during the first half of 2017. This chipset will also used for Windows 10 based devices with support for legacy Win32 applications.
Snapdragon 835 at a Glance:
This new octa-core chipset houses four Kryo 280 “performance cores” clocked at 2.45GHz and four Kryo 280 “efficiency cores” running at the clock speeds of 1.9GHz.
It is paired with Adreno 540GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan and DX12 and also Daydream Ready.
The Snapdragon 835 chipset is designed for applications such as augmented reality, virtual reality, high end gaming and so on.
Qualcomm claims that the CPU, GPU, DSP and software framework will work optimally to ensure efficient usage of battery.
Snapdragon 835 comes with integrated X16 LTE modem which has download and upload speeds of 1Gbps & 150Mbps. It also supports 802.11ad Wi-Fi standard as well as Bluetooth 5.
This chipset has support for up to 32-Megapixel rear camera or two 16-Megapixel dual cameras. The image processor supports dual 14-bit ISPs, hybrid AF, optical zoom, hardware accelerated face detection and HDR video recording, 4K UltraHD recording with H.264 and H.265 codecs.
Qualcomm will use the Hybrid AF in Snapdragon 835 using phase-detect auto focus with dual photodiode AF support – as well as supporting Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS 3.0).
Snapdragon 835 chipset will be the first to support Quick Charge 4 technology. This new technology will bring 20% improvements in charging & 30% improved power efficiency as compared to Quick Charge 3.0. In terms of security, Qualcomm Haven will be new platform for biometrics and device attestation. Which allows hardware based user authentication, device attestation and device security.