Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 announced — Samsung’s 10nm FinFet & Quick Charge 4.0
Qualcomm has announced its collaboration with Samsung to manufacture the latest Snapdragon SoC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The new chip will be using the latest Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process technology. The Qualcomm Snapdragon is said to be an octa-core chip with high performance Kyro 200 cores and an updated Adreno graphics processing unit.
Samsung’s Executive vice president and head of foundry business, Jong Shik Yoon said —
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with Qualcomm Technologies in producing the Snapdragon 835 using our 10nm FinFet technology,” — “This collaboration is an important milestone for our foundry business as it signifies confidence in Samsung’s leading chip process technology.”
Last October, Samsung announced its move into mass production of 10nm FinFET chips, replacing the current 14nm manufacturing process. With the latest Samsung’s 10nm technology, it allows up to an 30% increase in area efficiency, allowing for 27% higher performance and also 40% lower power consumption. Thus the Snapdragon 835 processor will offer a smaller die, giving a huge advantage to OEMs for more useable space on the printed circuit.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is also introducing the latest iteration of its fast charging technology, Quick Charge 4.0. The new Quick Charge 4.0 isclaimed to be able to give the user up to 5 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes’ charge. Compared to it’s predecessor, Quick Charge 3.0, the new technology has 20 percent faster charging and 30 percent higher efficiency. The standard will be fully compliant with the USB Power Delivery standard and USB Type-C specifications.
The Snapdragon 835 is said to be ready for next year and will be available in the upcoming flagships. As the chip will be produced by Samsung, it is highly likely that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 will be featuring the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
Pokdepinion: As manufacturing processes shrink, the general outcome is better efficiency. We look forward to the upcoming Snapdragon 835-packing smartphones, which should be even better than the already amazingly powerful Snapdragon 820 which we tested in the HTC 10.