Snapdragon 835 is the latest and fastest Snapdragon processor after Snapdragon 821 SoC (System On a Chip). Snapdragon 835 is the successor of the Snapdragon 821 and Snapdragon 820 processors which are currently the fastest and most advanced mobile processors, and are used in high end smartphones.
Snapdragon 835 was launched at the CES 2017 in January by Qualcomm. Snapdragon 835 is built on the 10nm manufacturing process which means it is smaller and consumes less power. Technically it is around 35% smaller and consumes 35% less power compared to its previous processors. It comes with various advanced features and improvements that include longer battery life, better & lifelike VR and AR experiences, better camera support and higher download speeds.
Snapdragon 835 Specifications & Features
Here are the complete specifications and features of the Snapdragon 835 processor.
Processor Speed & Cores – Snapdragon 835 is a 64-bit Octa-core Processor that consists of 8 Kyro 280 CPU cores. The maximum speed of this processor is up to 2.45 GHz.
GPU – The Graphics Processing Unit or GPU present in Snapdragon 835 is Adreno 540 which is more than enough for playing all the latest and HD demanding games without any lag. The APIs supported by it includes DirectX12, Vulkan, OpenCL 2.0 full and OpenGL ES 3.2.
Memory – It supports Dual-Channel LPDDR4x memory with speeds up to 1866 MHz.
Display – Snapdragon 835 supports up to 4K Ultra HD display and up to 4K Video capture and playback.
Sound – This SoC comes with Qualcomm Hexagon 682 DSP for superior sound quality.
Camera – It supports up to 32 Megapixels for single camera and 16 MP for dual camera. SD 835 comes with 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP and supports camera features like hybrid autofocus, optical zoom, hardware accelerated face detection, HDR video recording and more.
Modem – The processor is equipped with Snapdragon X16 LTE modem that supports download speed of 1 Gbps and upload speed of 150 Mbps.
Charging – It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 technology and Qualcomm WiPower wireless charging.
Other Features – Other features supported are NFC, RF, USB 3.1, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, UFS2.1 Gear3 2L, SD 3.0 (UHS-I), GPS, GLONASS etc.
Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 821 Comparison
Here is the comparison of Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 821 processors in terms of performance and features.
|Specifications / Processor
|Processor Speed and No. of Cores
||Up to 2.45 MHz, Octa-core, 8 x Kyro 280 CPU
||Up to 2.4 MHz, Quad Core, 4 x Kyro CPU
||LPDDR4x, dual channel
||4K Ultra HD, up to 4K
||4K Ultra HD, 3840 x 2160 pixels
||Up to 32 MP (single camera), Up to 16 MP (dual camera), Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
||Up to 28 MP, Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
||Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE
||Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE
||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4, Qualcomm WiPower technology
||Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
List of Snapdragon 835 Smartphones
Here is the list of all smartphones that comes with Snapdragon 835 processors. Almost all phones are upcoming and will be launched in 2017.
Motorola Moto Z 2017
Oppo Find 9
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Sony Xperia XZ
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi Note 3
Xiaomi Mix Evo
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