Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 mobile processor a few weeks ago, but so far the company hasn’t offered any official info on its clock speed or graphics performance. However, new online benchmarking results may have provided some early information on those details.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 versus Apple A10 Fusion

December 2, 2016

The GFXBench site has recorded what appears to be the development board for the Snapdragon 835. Its numbers show that it has an octa-core design with a clock speed of 2.2GHz. However, the numbers for the processor’s Adreno 540 GPU may be more impressive. The benchmark indicates 30 percent better performance compared to the Adreno 530 that’s part of the current Snapdragon 821 processor.

Keep in mind that these numbers come from an online benchmarking site and, as a result, they may not be completely trustworthy. Also, the stats come from an early development board for the Snapdragon 835, so the final production board could see some performance improvements and final clock speeds could always change.

The Snapdragon 835 processor is expected to start showing up inside select smartphones sometime in early 2017. Unconfirmed rumors claim the first phone with the 835 will be none other than the Samsung Galaxy S8, which could be revealed in late February as part of the Mobile Word Congress 2017 trade show.

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.
  • Sadly, India wouldn’t have it.

    • rohan patre

      And why’s that

      • Sumitro Bhaumik

        Sammy always ships the exynos version to India

        • scoupdogg

          its not bad though, past 2 years
          Exynos have both times outdone SD 810 and SD820
          in terms of Performance, speed and battery efficiency.

          i dont see why you wouldn’t prefer it.

          • Why wouldn’t they support their own processors anyway? Appreciating Samsung’s made Exynos chip in a Samsung handset over their competing chip is a logic to be questioned.

          • scoupdogg

            ? What
            facts ~ exynos has better cpu and Gpu.
            ~google killed quick charge, makes everyone adopt an industry standard now, instead of paying royalty to Qualcomm.
            ~exynos uses Mali GPU which has for the past 2 years defeated qualcomms top, so no questions there.
            ~cellular, every phone now days have the requires bands, gone are the days of ericsson law suits.

          • Maybe you need to update yourself. Check the official announcement under QuickCharge 4.0. And youbgot to be kidding me, Exynos with a dethroning GPU. And just like your argument for ~cellular, gone are the days to matter about CPU.

          • scoupdogg

            you have no idea what you are talking about do you…

          • Seems to be your case.

          • scoupdogg

            looks like agar has good mental center for you kid.

          • Kunal Narang

            The only way Snapdragon processors outperform Exynos is in the Graphics department. In most other cases, the Exynos variants perform similarly if not better.

          • A Samsung made Exynos processor outperforms in a Samsung crafted software for a Samsung made hardware doesn’t seem to be surprise. Will only determine Snapdragon with succeeding versions of Google Pixel.

          • Pranav

            because of weak gpu and lack of custom rom.

          • scoupdogg

            ?? exynos wins in GPU too as i told you.

          • Exynos wins in GPU? When did this joke become real?

          • scoupdogg

            So you are incapable or real argument and resort to Mockery like a little Kid?
            no use….

          • Oh.. So what argument did you make?

          • scoupdogg

            “what argument did you ‘made’ “.
            go back to school kid.

    • Abhishek

      If you are not into custom rom/kernel scene, i would suggest to stick with Exynos variant.

      • And what ‘m I suppose to do with the GPU offered in the Exynos.

        • Abhishek

          The GPU offered in Exynos is more than sufficient for high end gaming. Don’t trust the benchmarks for real-life scenarios. Exynos is specifically tweaked by Samsung as they control both the hardware and software. So while in raw performance, Adreno could be better, optimizations alone could make day-night difference.

  • Cakefish

    Water is wet.

  • Derek

    Worst chips ever, Cnapdragon

    • agentxzzz

      far better than MediaCrap…….

      • scoupdogg

        have you seen their Lower – mid range chips?
        in same price bracket phone, Mediatek blows SD 400s, 600s Out of the water.
        (Reference- meizu)

        • agentxzzz

          yeh righy.. out of water with crappy gpu performance…

          • scoupdogg

            so you say SD 400 and 600 have “amazing” GPU?
            i agree SD800 gpu is awesome, but 400 and 600s are like shit, my game hangs while i play on my SD652 which is the most powerful in 600 series.

          • Pranav

            sd430 with adreno 505 is probably enough to beat all current mtk helio chipsets

          • scoupdogg

            doubt it.
            used a xiaomi device with SD417, then used a MT device , same price.
            xiaomi hanged, lagged .
            mediatek ~ fluid

          • Seriously, which make do you use? I’ve been playing Mortal Kombat X & Injustice: Gods Among Us which is yet to be updated to support Vulkan, performs at full throttle with the same SD652.

        • Pranav

          My Redmi 3s with SD430 can perform much better than Helio x10 and p10 soc! MTK days are gone dude.

          • scoupdogg

            sure it can.

      • Derek

        Right now, Huawei is making the best phone chips.

  • Paul Beau

    I would like to buy the pixel phone but how can i spend $700 when i know there will be something better in a few month :(
    Do you think this chip is worth the wait or i should get the pixel ?

    • TexasMadeJ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Personally, I would wait and see what comes out after the first couple of months next year and then make my decision.

    • scoupdogg

      i am totally waiting, especially for the new NOKIA.
      phones past years are just getting
      ~Little faster
      ~little thinner
      ~little bigger
      ~Little better camera
      ~little better battery

      i want to someone taking risks,
      ~bringing the New battery tech (storedot like) which charges in 5 minutes.
      ~Nokia bringing Graphene sensor to the camera which is said to be 1000x better than CMOS.
      ~processor with iphone like standby battery life.

      • Donkey Nelson

        that sounds great

        but it isn’t often that phone companies take risks these days

        • scoupdogg

          yeah, well then i dont need their 700$ phones i and happy with my LeEco Le2, 150$ ~3gb ram ~ SD652 ~32Gb~ Full HD display.

          • Pranav

            dude, where are you from?

          • scoupdogg


  • Phillip

    this chip will drop just in time for the s8 release. can’t wait

    • I wonder, if it will incorporate Bluetooth 5

      • Phillip Pugh

        Knowing Samsung they’ll through the kitchen sink at the s8 haha. Can’t wait for that

  • Joms

    Ooooh selling Le Pro 3 after 6 mos will be sweet. I pity those who spent $440-850 bucks on their phone that is not even better than Le Pro 3 =D

    • TechTonic

      we don’t need your pity 😑