Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 835 with Quick Charge 4.0

By Jos ยท 14 replies
Nov 17, 2016
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  1. Qualcomm has unveiled its next generation SoC for high end smartphones, the Snapdragon 835. Built in collaboration with Samsung using its new 10-nanometer FinFET process, the chip promises to improve performance and energy over the Snapdragon 820 and 821’s 14nm FinFE, and is set to land in devices at some point during the first half of next year.

    The new design promises a 27% increase in performance while using 40% less power than its predecessor, which should translate into better battery life. The Snapdragon 835 will also allow smartphones to charge faster thanks to the introduction of Quick Charge 4, which supposedly can offer 20% faster charge times and deliver up to 5 hours of battery life in only 5 minutes of charging.

    That’s certainly an impressive claim that we’ll have to put to the test ourselves. Qualcomm is making this claim based on internal testing on a 2750mAh battery.

    Just as important as fast charging is safe charging, and in light of Samsung’s recent woes Qualcomm took the opportunity to discuss Quick Charge 4.0’s safety:

    Quick Charge 4 comes with advanced safety features for both the adapter and mobile device. Protection is implemented at multiple levels and throughout the entire charging process to more accurately measure voltage, current, and temperature while protecting the battery, system, cables and connectors. An additional layer of protection is also being added to help prevent battery over-charging and regulate current throughout every charge cycle.

    Qualcomm didn’t mention any device partners but likely candidates include include Samsung's upcoming flagship handsets like the Galaxy S8. The Snapdragon 820 and 821 are used in devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, and HTC 10, and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

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  2. Bigtruckseries

    Bigtruckseries TS Evangelist Posts: 583   +318

    All that power and when you put these Android market CPUs up against iPhone 7 (even the 6s) they are beaten to death in the benchmarks.

    Anyone wanna try and prove me wrong and post benchmarks showing iPhone vs. snapdragon editing a 1-hr long 4K video.

    Cause I'd LOVE to see dat'.
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    LOL, boy, the drones on the OnePlus forum are going to go nuts over this!
    They are already complaining that the OP3 is about 4-6 months old, running
    the 820 chip, now the OP3T is out with the 821 chip and now here comes the
    835 chip, and they'll complain the OP4 will probably hit this spring with it.
  4. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Guru Posts: 712   +382

    Put that puppy in an S8 Edge and I'm all over it !
  5. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Maniac Posts: 222   +143

    Actually the benchmarks already show the latest Exynos and Kirin SOCs to be superior to Apple's chip in multiprocessing power. The end result is probably different because software is always eons behind when it comes to fully using the hardware's capabilities, and in single core power Apple's SOC is simply unmatched.
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  6. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Great. You made a new chip. Now how about we focus on putting it inside something other than a phone? Ooooh maybe a automobile? Qualcomm just bought that company to do this. Lets get the ball rolling.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,671   +1,961

    How long before Qualcomm starts positioning their CPU-s for desktops and servers?

    Any bets?
  8. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Booster Posts: 100   +17

    Would be a good thing for sure. Would be great to se linux get into the arm desktop
  9. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    My Magic 8-Ball says "Not Likely". For one they just bought that company (can't remember the name) with, apparently, the intent of breaking into the vehicular market. Two, Intel and AMD have pretty good control of the Desktop market now, although Chromebooks cover a special tiny niche. Three, ARM tried to break into the Server market a while back with little to no success, no?
  10. poohbear

    poohbear TS Addict Posts: 151   +84

    Company is called NXPI.

    Besides, desktop CPUS & software are x86 based, no? Can qualcomms 835 function in that environment?
  11. Humza

    Humza TS Addict Posts: 99   +58

    Hmm Quick Charge 4.0, lets see what Google has to say about that.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,745   +3,710

    I think Apple has a patent on that. Or at least they want us to think they do.
  13. Humza

    Humza TS Addict Posts: 99   +58

    hmm, I was referring to the recent USB-C fiasco, where Google was recommending (read enforcing), manufacturers to let go of their proprietary charging tech and adopt USB-PD.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,745   +3,710

    I think we were both being sarcastic, you toward Google and I toward Apple. However in your defense I wasn't following your true insinuation.
    Humza likes this.
  15. Humza

    Humza TS Addict Posts: 99   +58

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