Qualcomm is one such name with which you must be familiar with if you are into mobile phones. That is probably why you are here right now. Qualcomm has announced that they will be making their next flagship processor along with Samsung. Named Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, it will be made with the help of Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process.
Samsung started developing chips on the 10nm process back in October which makes it the first company to do so. A recent report by Electronic Times, suggests that there is a high probability that Samsung might be the sole contract manufacturer for Qualcomm’s flagship processors which will be built on Samsung’s 10nm production technology.
Also, it will not be wrong to believe that Samsung’s upcoming flagship devices (Galaxy S8, I am looking right at you!) will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
Although, with the announcement of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the partnership with Samsung for the manufacturing of the same was made official; there was no word on the launch partners of the SD835. However, going by the history, it requires no rocket science to assume that Samsun will be one of them. Despite the Note 7 debacle which led to its untimely demise, it is still the biggest player in the smartphone industry.
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Since we are talking about announcements, Kevin Kressin, Senior VP – Product Management at Qualcomm said, “Using the new 10nm process node is expected to allow our premium tier Snapdragon 835 processor to deliver greater power efficiency and increased performance while also allowing us to add a number of new capabilities that can improve the user experience of tomorrow’s mobile devices.”
More about Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm claims that the new 10nm process offers many lustrous advantages over the former 14nm process. The outgoing process was used to manufacture the Snapdragon 820 as well as the latest flagship Snapdragon 821. They further added that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be offering the following advantages over the outgoing production technology (14nm):-
- 30 percent more area efficiency
- 27 percent performance boost
- 40 lower power consumption
To put it in a simpler way, it means that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will perform a lot better while consuming very less power. Also, it will take up lesser space as compared to the SoCs manufactured using the 14nm process. Sounds too good to be true, isn’t it?
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is being manufactured in full swing right now. They will be delivered to the manufacturers by the end of 2016. Hence, we can expect phones to feature them in the first quarter of 2017. Samsung Galaxy S8 might be one of the first phones to offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
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This means that the smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and Motorola will have more space to include bigger capacity batteries. Furthermore, this will allow them to make even slimmer phones. How does that make you feel? Are you excited to try out the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835? Do you think they will be as good as Qualcomm claims them to be? Give us your views in the comments below. Stay tuned for more updates.