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