Qualcomm has hinted before that their latest processor will have added features than their previous ones, and all that is coming true with the official announcement of the Snapdragon 835, which puts the focus on photography and VR performance.
The Snapdragon 835 offers the standard improvements on battery life and performance, but where it really shines is in VR content and low-light photography performance. When talking about VR, or Virtual Reality, it’s 25 percent faster than Adreno’s 540 graphics, and it also improves positional audio and reduces lag between motion tracking and what the user sees on-screen.
Moving onto photography, image stabilization and zoom should be smoother than before, thanks to the updated graphics performance and a newer signal processor. It’ll also support dial photodiode cameras, like the Galaxy S7, and hybrid autofocusing systems. Plus, it’ll also merge multiple shots to improve the sharpness, reduce noise and add high dynamic range effects.
As mentioned above, the Snapdragon 825 will also be more efficient than previous processors, thanks to the new 10-nanometer design, which makes it 30 percent thinner than the 820 before it. As a result, it’ll use 40 percent less power and run up to 27 percent faster. When looking at the data, it could lead up to phones having thinner profiles while saving more room for batteries. Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 is on board, and it’ll charge the phone for up to 5 hours of use in just 5 minutes of charging. Faster wireless communication is also added, with 802.11ad WiFi and enhanced LTE support.
As usual, Qualcomm isn’t naming devices that’ll use the Snapdragon 825 just yet, but the first phone due with the new chipset is to be released in the first half of 2017. If it safe to assume that this years flagships from Samsung, LG, and others will use the new 835 processor, so only time will tell when the new phones will be announced.
CES is just starting to get underway, so stay tuned to TechDependent for more of our coverage of this years show. To read on all of our coverage so far, click here.