Information, that the technical details about Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset will be revealed during the CES 2017, appeared about a week ago. The slides describing this new processor have leaked to the network just before trade shows. A lot of people interest about this chipset, because it will be inside almost every this year flagship smartphone.
The first information about the Snapdragon 835 appeared in November. Then it was known that this new chip will be produced in the 10 nm process. Thanks to this approach, new Qualcomm’s SoC would provide 27% better performance than the Snapdragon 820.
Snapdragon 835 will have new X16 LTE modem offering 1 Gbps speed.
However, this year’s flagship mobiles probably will not offer such speeds. I would like to be wrong here, but there were no single leak about MIMO 4×4 support in Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6. Although, software in Galaxy Note 7 suggested that Samsung was planning to introduce MIMO 4×4, but no one checked whether this smartphone has 4 antennas.
Computing power will come from Kryo 280 cores. The new processor will have two clusters, 4 cores each. Qualcomm assumes that during approximately 80% of the time, less efficient cluster will operate. The 4 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz and with the disposal of 1 MB L2 cache should provide enough of computing power for most common tasks. However, during gaming or high resolution videos watching, the smartphone will be powered by the high performance cluster with up to 2.45 GHz cores and 2 MB of L2 cache memory. This architecture will provide both high computing power and low energy consumption.
Adreno 540 will be responsible for the graphics.
The new graphic module is to be able to display 60 times more colours than any previously known chipset from the Snapdragon family. Thanks to new unit, Snapdragon 835 will render graphics 25% faster. The Adreno 540 unit provides also support for solutions such as DirectX 12, OpenGL ES and Vulkan. It is able to play videos with 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It looks great on the paper. However, we will see how it works in practice in a few months. Until that time, the daylight will see the first phones with new Qualcomm’s chipset, namely the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Xiaomi Mi 6.
Source: Android Pure