While most of the companies are quickly jumping fastest and latest Snapdragon 821 processor, Qualcomm has taken a center stage to announce their next flagship chipset. Breaking the older naming conventions, the next flagship chipset will be called as Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It will be built atop Samsung’s 10nm Process technology.
Back in October, Samsung had announced that Qualcomm will be joining them for the next iteration of their System-on-Chip (SoC). Proving it to be legit, today, Qualcomm announced that the Snapdragon 835 will be built using Samsung’s 10nm FinFET technology at a press event in New York. If in case you aren’t aware of, Qualcomm had used Samsung’s 14nm FinFET technology for their Snapdragon 820 and 821 processors this year.
Performance and Energy efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 835?
Snapdragon 8xx series have been a flagship SoC’s from Qualcomm and found mostly on high-end devices. They are built for better performance, high energy efficiency and low battery consumption. As Qualcomm has not yet announced specification or any other details apart from the chipset name, the company says,
Compared to its 14nm FinFET predecessors, Samsung’s 10nm technology allows up to a 30% increase in area efficiency with 27% higher performance or up to 40% lower power consumption.
Well, these can change as per the day-to-day usage, Qualcomm always provides such statistics for showing how best their next flagship chipset will be.
As per Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies,
Using the new 10nm process node is expected to allow our premium tier Snapdragon 835 processor to deliver greater power efficiency and increase performance while also allowing us to add a number of new capabilities that can improve the user experience of tomorrow’s mobile devices.
There is not much detail regarding the speed, maximum camera pixels it can handle, maximum screen resolution it can take and maximum RAM manufacturer can fix with this processor. But for Samsung, this will be a great deal as most of the next year’s flagship smartphones.
The production Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is already in process and will start to appear in smartphones in the first half of 2017.