Thursday, November 17, 2016

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 announced, coming in 2017

Qualcomm today officially announced next-gen Snapdragon 835 flagship processor. The chipmaker has teamed up with Samsung to develop the new chip which is built on 10nm FinFET node that entered mass production in October.

Samsung’s new 10nm FinFET process, for instance, allows up to a 30 percent increase in area efficiency with a 27 percent improvement in performance or up to 40 percent less power consumption compared to the previous version. These process improvements, combined with a more advanced chip design, can create significant battery life enhancements.

In October, Samsung announced they are the first in the industry to enter mass production of 10nm FinFET technology. Compared to its 14nm FinFET predecessors, Samsung’s 10nm technology allows up to a 30% increase in area efficiency with 27% higher performance or up to 40% lower power consumption. Using 10nm FinFET, the Snapdragon 835 processor will offer a smaller chip footprint, giving OEMs more usable space inside upcoming products to support larger batteries or slimmer designs. Process improvements, combined with a more advanced chip design, are expected to bring significant improvements in battery life.

Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies. Inc, 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 comes with Quick Charge 4, which supports 20 percent faster charging than Qualcomm’s last-gen technology.

Snapdragon 835 SoC is in production now and expected to ship in commercial devices in the first half of 2017. Snapdragon 835 follows the Snapdragon 820/21 processor, which has over 200 designs in development.

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