Snapdragon 835 Specs and Performance Leak before CES
Just last week, Qualcomm said that it would release more information about its upcoming flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset at CES. Leaked slides have revealed specs and performance of the Snapdragon 835. Notable for shrinking the die from 14nm to 10nm, the GPU should provide a 20% performance increase for VR.
Expected to be built by Samsung using the 10nm mode, the Snapdragon 835 SoC will provide 27% improved performance over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, using less energy than the latter. It also has a smaller footprint than the Snapdragon 820.
More specifically, the octa-core Kryo 280 will allegedly provide a 20% performance boost for VR, app load times, and web browsing when compared to the quad-core 2.15GHz and 1.6GHz Kryo in the Snapdragon 820. The CPU continues to use a big.LITTLE implementation with four high performance cores that can be clocked up to 2.45GHz.
The all-important Adreno 540 GPU has support for [email protected] displays with 25% faster graphics rendering. Meanwhile, the Hexagon 690 DSP responsible for digital signal processing supports TensorFlow, Google’s library for machine learning tasks.
Qualcomm projects 50% less energy usage than the 801, though bear in mind this comparison is to a processor from early 2014. We’ll likely needs hands-on testing to see if there is really a notable improvement.
As for availability, the Snapdragon is expected to be released on 2017’s early flagship devices such as the next Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone and the LG G6, which are rumored to be unveiled in February for a March release. With the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show being close to kick off, we probably won’t have to wait for long until Qualcomm releases far more info when it comes to the Snapdragon 835 SoC.