Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 specs leak with industry-first processor size


Last week, Qualcomm announced their next flagship processor, the Snapdragon 835, complete with an industry-first processor size and next generation Quick Charge 4.0 technology. Now, thanks to a new leak, it looks like we have a clearer picture of the specs of this upcoming processor.

Join us after the break for the details.


Originally obtained on the Chinese site anzhuo.cn, the spec sheet below clearly shows the mention of “835” for this new Snapdragon processor with a Kyro 200 octa-core CPU. Also mentioned is a new Adreno 540 GPU, which should provide a nice boost over the current Adreno 530. We should note that clock speeds for the Snapdragon 835 are not included in the leaked specs. An X16 modem should support peak LTE download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

What is the most interesting about this leak is that it reaffirms the presence of a new 10-nanometer FinFET processor design (courtesy of Samsung). This is essentially old news at this point since at their event last week, Qualcomm confirmed this would be the case. It will be interesting to see what benefits come out of using this industry-first process size.

Also included in the upcoming Snapdragon 835 is the new Quick Charge 4.0 technology that promises 5 hours of battery life from just 5 minutes of charging.

We have no news of any specific upcoming smartphones that will come with the Snapdragon 835, but it’s almost certain that given the “first half of 2017” release that most, if not all, 2017 flagships will have this in tow.

The chart above also mentions what looks to be the successor to the Snapdragon 652, the Snapdragon 660. This will be a 14nm chip utilizing an octa-core Kyro processor with speeds up to 2.2 GHz. An Adreno 512 GPU will be present as well.

Both upcoming processors will support UFS 2.1 flash memory and LPDDR 4 memory (with the Snapdragon 835 supporting four channels, and the 660 supporting two).

We will surely keep an eye out for any upcoming smartphones sporting either of these chips.

Source: Android Authority

About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.

  • ZBlade

    “We have no news of any specific upcoming smartphones that will come with the Snapdragon 835,”

    I cant believe you miss the fact that it mentions the S8 (MWC 2017) from that picture, I am willing to bet you all the money I have that the S8 will be the first smartphone to be announced with the SD 835.