What’s New In Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: Octa-core CPU, Adreno 540 GPU and Quick Charge 4.0


Qualcomm has announced its next flagship processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. There are many new things and technologies inbuilt in the processors.

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Snapdragon 835 comes with Octa Core CPU, Adreno 540 GPU, Quick Charge 4.0, Kryo 280 CPU, 4K-display ready. The Snapdragon 835 is built on Samsung’s 10nm process which gives it a 27% performance boost over the last generation model. The Snapdragon 835 is “35 percent smaller in package size and consumes 25 percent less power” than the Snapdragon 820/821.

It also runs the Kryo 280 CPU, X16 Gigabit-Class LTE modem (Cat 13 LTE), 802.11ad WiFi. The chipset is 4K-display ready and supports up to one 32MP camera or two 16MP snappers. The Adreno 540 GPU will crunch 60 times more colors and is 25 times faster rendering 3D than the Adreno 530.

Here are features of Snapdragon 835:

  • Kryo 280 CPU with four performance cores running at up to 2.45 GHz and four efficiency cores running up to 1.9GHz;
  • an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with support for Category 16 LTE download speeds up to one gigabit per-second, and Category 13 LTE upload speeds up to 150 megabits per-second;
  • integrated 2×2 11ac MU-MIMO with up to 50 percent reduction in size and up to 60 percent reduction in Wi-Fi power consumption, compared to the Snapdragon 820;
  • 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, offering up to 4.6 gigabits per-second peak speed;
  • the world’s first certified Bluetooth 5 commercial technology offering up to two megabits per-second speed and a suite of features that enable many new use cases. (Bluetooth, FM radio, Wi-Fi and RF offered through companion WCN3990 solution);
  • Adreno 540 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, full OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan and DX12;
  • Hexagon 682 DSP with HVX;
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology with support for the Google Awareness API;
  • dual-channel LP DDR4x memory at 1866MHz;
  • Qualcomm Location with support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS systems, which in combination with LTE/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity to provide “always-on” location and context awareness;
  • up to 32 MP single and 16 MP dual-camera with Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP, 2x ISP, 14-bit, hybrid autofocus (laser/contrast/structured light/dual-phase detection AF), Qualcomm® Clear Sight™, optical zoom, hardware accelerated face detection and HDR video recording;
  • 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30 fps, up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps, support for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC);
  • maximum On-Device and External Display Support including Ultra HD Premium™ ready, 4K @60fps, wide color gamut support, 10-bit color depth;
  • Quick Charge 4 technology;
  • the Snapdragon security platform including the Qualcomm® SecureMSM™ hardware and software and the Qualcomm Haven security suite;
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ WCD9341 audio codec combined with Snapdragon 835 supports an audiophile grade DAC with 32-bit/384kHz support with an SNR at 115dB and ultra-low -105dB THD+N and native DSD hi-fi audio playback. Additionally, the Snapdragon 835 supports Qualcomm® aptX™ and aptX HD Bluetooth audio with 2x improved power for wireless connectivity;
  • manufactured on 10nm FinFET technology.

Quick Charge 4, batteries charge up 20% faster than they do with Quick Charge 3.

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