Regarding smartphone chipsets of today, there is no doubt about the fact that Qualcomm has taken the device world by storm. And now, Qualcomm Technologies has announced a collaboration with Samsung Electronics to use its revolutionary 10nm FinFET process for the newly announced premium-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
How 10nanometer Chipsets can revolutionise smartphone performance?
According to Qualcomm, 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.
The 10nm chips have the potential to revolutionise mobile tech for everyone from manufacturers to users with a significantly smaller footprint than their 14nm predecessors, which means device manufacturers have more usable space to support larger batteries or slimmer phone designs.
Another benefit which the users are slated to get is improved the use of 4G internet services. In the past, the only anomaly surrounding 4G is the amount of battery level consumption it triggers, but it seems that with the new chipset pegged to be incorporated in these high-end smartphones, this will not stay a significant problem for long.
Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0
One of the main highlights of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset is Qualcomm’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.
“As mobile devices become more capable and feature rich, people tend to use them more. That’s why consumer demand and awareness for fast-charging solutions is now at an all-time high. Quick Charge 4 addresses that need by providing up to 50 percent battery charge in roughly 15 minutes or less, so you don’t have to spend all day chained to your charging cable.”
-Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies
Quick Charge 4.0 also brings the third generation Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV) for real-time thermal management. It is also capable of detecting the quality and type of charging cable to ensure the charger offers adequate power to the battery while ensuring it doesn’t overload the circuits. Alongside this, It also supports USB-C and USB Power Delivery standards which Google recently announced in the Android 7.0 Nougat documentation for unified charging across devices. We may see this chipset in LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 soon.
This groundbreaking chipset will be under development for quite some time now, but we are sure that once the processor is actually released into the market, smartphones will definitely be revolutionised.