Snapdragon 835 is here
Qualcomm announced the SnapDragon 835. It is their newest and the most powerful mobile processor yet. It is replaces the current Snapdragon 820 and 821. However, 835 differs from them in few ways. To start with, it is based on 10nm manufacturing process. Decreasing this process helps us to make more power efficient CPUs without affecting their performance in a bad way.
Even though Qualcomm didn’t give many details about the Snapdragon 835, it is not hard to predict that it will give a better performance by using less energy than this year’s 820 ( which is based on 14nm process ).
Nevertheless, it is important to mention that we came to a point where the mobile processors started to race with the desktop ones, and even pass them, in some cases. However, as long as the increment in the performance does not decrease the battery life, it is not a bad thing at all.
The second significant update with the Snapdragon 835 is the addition of Quick Charge 4.0. It is a technology designed to decrease the time that is required to fully charge your phone. In the past, we have seen this technology on few phones, but it only worked with selected cables and chargers. However, Qualcomm tries to increase the compatibility with the version 4.0. It means we are going to see ( at least, according to Qualcomm ) more phones and tablets as well as more cables supporting Qualcomm’s fast charging.
Supporting the full USB Type-C protocols, Quick Charge 4.0 is able to charge 20 percent faster by being 30 percent more efficient than the last generation. Qualcomm says that 5 minutes of charging will be enough for 5 hours, but you don’t need to worry about overheating and overcharging. That is because Type-C protocols requires fast charging technologies to be able to accurately measure voltage, current, and temperature.
Snapdragon 835 will be on our phones “earlier next year”, and it looks like it will be the chose of companies for their next flagship Android devices.