Qualcomm is set to launch its brand new processors of the Snapdragon lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Snapdragon 835 will be the next flagship processor, and also the first ARM processor that will be capable of running Windows 10. Ahead of the announcements at CES, important information regarding this new processor has ben leaked by the popular leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks).
According to the leaked press release, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 sports the Cryo 280 CPU (quad-core), Adreno 540 GPU, and Hexagon DSP to manage the different workloads. This will result in 27% increased performance.
Moreover, the new processor draws 40% lesser power, so you can expect way better battery life. On paper, it looks really impressive with over 24 hours talk time, 5+ days of music playback and 7+ hours of 4K video streaming. The Quick Charge 4 can provide 5 hours battery life in 5 minutes of charging.
Windows 10 Support
The Snapdragon 835 also comes with the graphical prowess needed for a PC to run on the processor. The processor also offers 25% faster 3D graphic rendering and produces 60X display colors than the Snapdragon 820. Full Windows 10 will come to the 835 later this year by means of X86 emulation on ARM. You can read more about this here. Both Microsoft and Qualcomm has worked together to make this happen.
Better AR and VR support
based on the Snapdragon VR820, the Snapdragon 835 will bring immersive VR experiences to mobile. It has been designed with the most important VR requirements in mind – accurate audio, vibrant visuals, and intuitive interactions. The new SoC will support scene and object-based audio and audiophile-grade DSD audio.
Qualcomm Hexagon DSP, Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP, and Adreno 540 GPU will provide a better and smoother zooming experience. The new processor will also support dual photodiodes and will work with Hybrid autofocusing systems.
Security and Machine Learning
Qualcomm Haven Security Platform will provide three layers of security. Besides biometrics and face based security, Haven runs device attestation on the software, apps and OS, and hardware.