Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 is here! Will it power all flagships next year?

Qualcomm, in partnership with Samsung, today unveiled its latest mobile processor, the Snapdragon 835 based on a new power-efficient 10nm FinFET process.

The new Snapdragon 835 processor offers greater power efficiency and increased performance compared to the 14nm-based Snapdragon 820 chip.

There's been a lot of talk about Samsung developing 10nm-based Exynos processors for future handsets, but as it turns out, a partnership between Samsung and Qualcomm has ensured that the first processor to roll out with Samsung's 10nm-based FinFET process will be the new Snapdragon 835.

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Snapdragon 835 is the direct descendant of the Snapdragon 820 and according to Qualcomm, will power next-generation flagship handsets which will roll out from early next year. These handsets may include Samsung's own Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge, LG G6, HTC 11, Huawei's P10, Mate 9 and Sony's next line of Xperia X-series phones. However, Samsung uses it's own Exynos processors in flagship phones, so it will be interesting to see if the new Snapdragon 835 will feature in the Galaxy S8.

“We are excited to continue working together with Samsung in developing products that lead the mobile industry. 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,” said Kressin, senior vice president, product management at Qualcomm Technologies.

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The new 10nm FinFET technology from Samsung arrives with  30% increase in area efficiency, 27% higher performance and up to 40% lower power consumption compared to 14nm-based chipsets like Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820. It's low footprint will allow manufacturers to add larger batteries or to make their phones even thinner than they are now. It's low power consumption, combined with Qualcomm's new Quick Charge 4.0 technology, will ensure longer battery life and quick replenishment of your upcoming phones, letting you use them for longer hours while travelling.

Qualcomm has also announced it's new Quick Charge 4.0 technology which is expected to be present in almost all flagship phones due for release early next year. This technology will be available with the new Snapdragon 835 processor, will be cooler than its predecessor and will offer up to 20% faster charging, letting you charge your phone from zero to 50 percent in about 15 minutes. Qualcomm also claims that thanks to Quick Charge 4, five minutes of charging will add five hours of battery life in your phone.

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    Guest21st Nov 2016

    I hope that this new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 does reduce the number of phone explosions that has happened recently. With Quick Charge 4, "5 hours of...

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