After popular smartphone chipset makers Qualcomm announced their new 10nm Snapdragon 835 chipset earlier this year, the smartphone world was taken by storm as more and more upcoming devices are being pegged to feature this new processor from Qualcomm technologies. And it looks like the CES 2017 which will take place through January 5 to 8 will definitely feature the unveiling of this latest chipset from the company.Qualcomm and Samsung already confirmed at a press event in New York in November that Snapdragon 835 will be built using the latter’s 10nm FinFET technology. Qualcomm Technologies Senior Vice President for Product Management, Keith Kressin, also revealed what to expect from the upcoming chipset.
In an official tweet, Qualcomm announced that Snapdragon 835 “will come into focus” at the said event. While a timeframe has already been given, the tech firm didn’t give more details, especially on the specs. However, not much of the specs of the 835 are needed as most tech enthusiasts have already measured out what the new 10nm FinFET process technology will be capable of.
Earlier, during the announcement, the company laid heavy stress on how the Snapdragon 835 could revolutionise smartphone performance. According to the company, the new fabrication process makes the chipset up to 30 percent more efficient while offering performance improvement of 27 percent. The 14nm based Snapdragon 821 processor optimises battery use on Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. On a single charge, its 3,000mAh battery gives about 2 days of backup. The company claims that Snapdragon 835 will provide 40% more battery backup, which means higher battery backup irrespective of the size or density of the battery.
A recent benchmark result leaked earlier this month has alleged that the 835 chipset has an octa-core design with a clock speed of 2.2GHz. The benchmark test also revealed the chipset will house an Adreno 540 GPU. The new Adreno 540 scored 30 percent faster than the current Adreno 530.
Another main highlight of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 834 chipset isQualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 feature which is 20% faster and 30% more power efficient than Quick Charge 3.0. For a user, this means five hours of battery backup on five minutes of charge. Qualcomm says that the Quick Charge 4.0 can charge a fully drained battery up to 50% in just 15 minutes though specific USB Type-C based adapters.
More details regarding this striking piece of technology is definitely slated to be available soon once the company launches it in the upcoming event at the Las vegas Convention centre next month.