Qualcomm officially launches Snapdragon 835 at CES 2017

Qualcomm’s flagship processor will bring enhanced AR/VR experience and improved battery life.

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    • Qualcomm officially launches Snapdragon 835 at CES, 2017.
    • The new processor claimed to bring enhanced AR/VR experience, improved battery life.
    • Supports 32-megapixel single camera/16-megapixel dual camera, Ultra HD 4K video capture playback.

Qualcomm has officially launched Snapdragon 835 processor at CES 2017. With reports revealing few key specs of the latest processor, Qualcomm announced more details about its flagship mobile application processor on Tuesday. The new processor will bring enhanced AR/VR experience, improved battery life.

As the processor is built on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process technology, the overall size is 35 per cent smaller compared to the Snapdragon 820. The company claims that the new System on chip (SoC) will consume 25 percent less power than its predecessor.  As reported earlier the new processor will come with the latest Quick Charge 4.0 support. Compatible with the USB type-C and USB Power energy, it will charge up to 20 per cent faster than Quick Charge 3.0. Qualcomm says that Quick Charge 4.0 can provide “5 hours of use with just 5 minutes of charging”.

Designing the chipset for enhanced AR/VR experience, Qualcomm do claims 25 per cent increase in 3D graphics rendering. The Snapdragon 835 will also support 60 times more color, object and scene based 3D audio and motion tracking. It brings improvement in camera as well. The new version includes faster auto-focus and better HDR with support for -32megapixel single camera or 16-megapixel dual camera. It also features Ultra HD 4K video capture playback. Other specs include improved sound processing, LITTLE for 20 per cent performance increase in web browsing, app loading time and VR.

Qualcomm announced the first Snapdragon 835 devices, the ODG R-8 which will cost “less than $1000” and ODG R-9 which takes a price of $1800. Although the company has not mentioned which flagship smartphone or tablet to be powered with its latest processor we can expect Samsung’s next flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 to get the first palate of this new enhanced processor.