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2017’s Snapdragon 835 Is Still Powering High-Ends

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor is already powering many flagship devices, However, last year’s highly successful Snapdragon 835 is still the preferred choice OEMs for their high-end and sub-premium smartphones. For e.g. Nokia 8 Sirroco launched this year is powered by the Snapdragon 835. What makes the Dragon 835 an outstanding chip?. Let’s take a look at the specifications.

Snapdragon 835
Image Credit: Qualcomm

Snapdragon 835 is the first mobile platform manufactured using Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process technology. In comparison to the previous generation of Snapdragon 820 and 821,835, they have smaller die and package size, which furtherer expanded the space for mobile phone mainboards, and the mobile phones got thinner and accommodated larger batteries.

Snapdragon 835 Specification

Process size: Snapdragon 835 uses 10nm FinFET process, Samsung foundry, size reduction of 35%, power consumption reduced by 25% .

CPU: Using an eight-core Kryo 280 self-developed core , clocked at up to 2.45 GHz, which is 4% higher than Snapdragon 821’s 2.35 GHz (smaller core is increased by 18%), and the final performance is increased by 20%.

GPU: Adreno 540, graphics speed increased by 25% , color 60 times. Supports 4K screen (60FPS), 10-bit color depth, support DP, HDMI and USB-C video streaming.

Baseband: X16 modem, the world’s first Gigabit LTE baseband, 4 carrier aggregation, 7 mode full Netcom.

Charging: QC4.0 technology, can charge 50% of electricity in 15 minutes , speed increase by 20%.

Memory: LPDDR4X Dual Channel, UFS 2.1, SD3.0 (UHS-1)

Connectivity: 802.11ad (60GHz), 802.11ac (2×2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0

Positioning: Support GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

ISP: Qualcomm Spectra 180, dual 14-bit ISP, up to support dual 16 million / single 32 million, can record HDR video.

DSP: Hexagon 682, Integrated Vector Extensions, Support for TensorFlow and Halide

Video: Up to 4K 30FPS shooting, 4K 60FPS playback, decoding H.264/265/VP9.

Audio: Aqstic audio codec supporting native DSD, 123dB high SNR.

As per the benchmarks and overall success, Snapdragon 835 is an outstanding SoC because it perfectly balances performance and power consumption, thus re-consolidating Qualcomm as the best mobile SoC solution provider.

Snapdragon 835 achieves greater overall performance and energy efficiency performance along with advanced features such as computational photography, etc. and an extraordinary user experience for the next generation of flagship smartphones. The mighty Snapdragon 835 is also powering notebooks by ASUS and HP. The chipset has also outrun the MediaTek’s 10-core SoC – Helio X30.