The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Is A Market Killer
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor was a huge success upon its release, as it found its way into several flagship units. The company is now looking to further its involvement in the industry by releasing the new Snapdragon 835 chip. Moreover, an entirely new platform will be arriving with it.
As noted by Forbes, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835's new Mobile Platform solution will indicate the company's mastery of its silicon design know-how that is geared directly for mobile architecture. More importantly, however, the new system will be better than anything that has been released before it. To prove so, the company released the benchmarks of the chip.
The publication explained that the Snapdragon 835 has a new semi-custom ARM Cortex design, which follows the more standard big.Little design practice. This means four lower power ARM cores that clock 1.8GHz and four high-performance cores that clock at 2.45GHz. Qualcomm has claimed this design will reap significant increases in power efficiency when compared to the last generation.
The chip is 35 percent smaller in terms of size, but reportedly consumes about 25 percent less power in total. The drain on the battery is yet to be seen, but Qualcomm is nevertheless already making rather big claims as is. In addition, the Snapdragon 835 will reportedly surpass Apple's A10 fusion processor in a handful of gaming tests.
The new chip apparently offers up to 25 percent better graphics in virtual reality. In comparison with the A10, Qualcomm's powerhouse benchmarked better numbers in a majority of the tests. The publication gave particular praise because the results were garnered using a prototype handheld and not a retail shipping product.
These are all good numbers, particularly considering how much more Qualcomm is promising over the power of the Snapdragon 820. As AnandTech has reported, the previous generation was already installed in most of 2016's best, most powerful and highest tiered handhelds. The Snapdragon 835 has a lot to live up to.
Microsoft Set To Block Intel, AMD & Qualcomm Windows 7 & 8.1 Update
Microsoft is making good with a support policy that was announced last year, which disallows PCs that run on the latest Intel, AMG and Qualcomm processor to run on Windows 7 and 8.1.
The LG G6 Pros & Cons: A Hands-On Review
The LG G6 is the first flagship release from a big company this year and it is setting the bar high. The unit is packed with the latest specs but does leave room for improvement.
HTC U Ultra Is Great Only If You Prefer Form Over Function
The HTC U Ultra is a little controversial in the smartphone market, largely because it is more beautiful than it is actually functional, even though it does sport the specs of a flagship device.
Qualcomm’s In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Far From Ready For Consumers
Qualcomm needs to overcome the challenges before a shipment date can be confirmed for the in-screen fingerprint scanner. One of the challenges is the need to improve the scan-through ability of the screen fingerprint tech.
Vivo Beats Apple With Its Advanced Fingerprint Sensors By Qualcomm
Qualcomm is announcing a new generation of their ultrasonic fingerprint sensing technology at MWC Shanghai, with their second generation of sensors. These new sensors bring the capability to work under metal, glass and display.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
VR-Controlled Robots Stocking Shelves in Japan Convenience Stores
In a certain chain of Japanese convenience stores, robots that are controlled by people in VR will be stocking shelves instead of regular employees.
CEO Peter Beck’s Apology Has Elon Musk and Other Competitors Support After Launch Failure
After the failure of the 13th attempt to reach orbit with Electron, Rocket Labs CEO Peter Beck has given out a public apology on Twitter. This has led to competitors, which include Elon Musk, to offer their support.
Learn the Ropes of Assembling a Car Like a Mechanic in Wrench
You can read all the manuals and watch hours of video, but nothing beats hands-on wrench-turning experience if you want to get better at understanding how your car works.