Qualcomm's Snapdragon is the most used processor in the smartphone industry and its latest chipset takes another leap. The Snapdragon 835 announced today was created using Samsung's 10nm FinFET process technology. That makes this chipset smaller than before, but more powerful and more energy efficient.
The new Snapdragon 835 is Qualcomm's latest flagship and will most likely be used in smartphones coming out next year. Why did the company team up with Samsung to make this processor? Well, Samsung has been making giant leaps in terms of smaller and more efficient processors.
Therefore, it was a very wise decision to partner with Samsung again. The Snapdragon 820 was another product that was manufactured using Samsung's 14nm process technology.
Snapdragon 835: How Much Better?
According to Qualcomm, the new Snapdragon 835 chipset is around 30 percent smaller than the Snapdragon 820. It will also have 27 percent more power and will be 40 percent more efficient. This would mean that smartphones can now provide more battery life and can pack more components due to the smaller size of the 835.
Keith Kressin, the SVP of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies had this to say;
We are excited to continue working together with Samsung in developing products that lead the mobile industry. Using the new 10nm process node is expected to allow our premium tier Snapdragon 835 processor to deliver greater power efficiency and increase performance while also allowing us to add a number of new capabilities that can improve the user experience of tomorrow's mobile devices.
Snapdragon 835: Features And Availability
Qualcomm has also included Quick Charge 4.0 in the latest Snapdragon 835 processor. As per PhoneArena, the new feature should provide up to 20 percent increase in charging speed. Claims are being made that Quick Charge 4.0 can provide about five hours of charge with only five minutes of charging. It will be interesting to see how this performs against the Dash Charge feature in the new OnePlus smartphones. The new technology will also support USB Type-C. Production of the chipset is already underway and is expected to power upcoming smartphones in early 2017.