A new superpower in mobile processing will be heading to smartphones soon, as Qualcomm unveiled the new Snapdragon 835 SoC. The new processor will be built on Samsung’s 10 nanomtre FinFET process, which promises better performance and energy efficiency.
The SoC skipped a number series to go straight to the 835 moniker. It also features new improvements against the current generation Snapdragon 820 and 821. the move to 10nm provides a 30 percent increase to area efficiency, combined with up to a 27 percent boost to performance or a 40 percent reduction in power consumption.
With the new SoC, Qualcomm also announced a new quick charging standard – the Quick Charge 4. The new version of its fast-charging battery technology will be used first with smartphones that have the Snapdragon 835 chip inside. Qualcomm claims it will allow owners to get 5 hours of battery life with just 5 minutes of charging. Quick Charge 4 supports both USB Type-C and USB-PD connections and Qualcomm says it also supports USB Power Delivery with a 3A cable and a 5A specification needed for that support.
We will be looking at the new announcement from Qualcomm closely, and we look forward to the first phone with the new SoC from Qualcomm soon.