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Snapdragon 835 Benchmarking Sheet Reveals an Octa-Core CPU and Upgraded Graphics Chip

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Dec 8, 2016
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The Snapdragon 835 was given the briefest of introductions, with Qualcomm only highlighting the natural benefits came thanks to the latest and greatest 10nm FinFET manufacturing node. However, one specification sheet shows more information about the upcoming chipset, revealing the sort of processor we can expect to power future devices.

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A GFXBench specification sheet has listed an unknown device sporting a QHD panel and running an octa-core processor. Since Adreno 540 belongs to Qualcomm, a previously reported leaked table shows that it will be present inside newly announced Snapdragon 835, thus confirming to a huge extent that we are looking at the flagship SoC.

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The clock speed of the octa-core processor is listed as 2.20GHz, but we all know that GFXBench’s spec sheet always shows the lower clock speeds of the CPU. With an octa-core processor expected to be present in the chipset, the four power cores will focus on delivering performance while the remaining four cores will tackle less intensive tasks. All core types are capable of working concurrently, but this could have an adverse effect on the battery life, 10nm FinFET manufacturing process or not.

We believe that the clock speed of the power cores will be running at a higher frequency thanks to the improved manufacturing nodes, thus giving Qualcomm more freedom to increase clock speeds without worrying about temperature spikes or throttling. Snapdragon 835 will also provide support for Quick Charge 4.0, so it will interesting to see what sort of power delivery system is used by manufacturers when powerful handsets start getting announced in 2017.

According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 835 allows up to 30 percent increase in area efficiency. In addition, the SoC will also be able to deliver up to a 27 percent increase in performance and up to 40 percent lower power consumption as opposed to the previous generation chipset. Naturally, the improved manufacturing process will result in increased performance and efficiency, which are exactly the ingredients required for a mobile device to exhibit better battery life and performance.

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While this is all the information we can provide you with at this time, remember to take this info with a grain of salt. With phones such as Galaxy S8 and others getting announced in 2017, we will know exactly what the Snapdragon 835 houses inside.

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