An image obtained by Chinese tech site anzhuo.cn might have revealed the specs for Qualcomm’s next-generation mobile processor, the Snapdragon 835. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 – previously thought to be called the Snapdragon 830 – last week, but didn’t delve into details concerning its hardware. Now the finer details may be out in the open.
The image, which also references a Snapdragon 660, was reposted by Gizmochina and suggests that the Snapdragon 835 will be based on a revised Kryo 200 CPU architecture, featuring an octa-core design with four large and four small cores (clock speeds unknown), an Adreno 540 GPU and the company’s X16 LTE modem. For comparison, this year’s flagship 14nm Snapdragon 820 features a quad-core Kryo CPU, Adreno 530 GPU, and X12 LTE modem.
The Snapdragon 835 will provide peak LTE download speeds of up to 1 Gbps, and four-channel LPDDR4X-1866 RAM, in addition to UFS2.1 flash memory.
Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 660 processor appears to be built up Samsung’s 14nm FinFet LPP manufacturing process, with four 2.2 GHz cores and four 1.9 GHz cores. The chip would also employ an Adreno 512 GPU, X10 baseband, and two channel LPDDR4X-1866 memory and UFS 2.1 flash memory. The Snapdragon 660 looks set to be the successor to the mid-range octa-core Snapdragon 652.
During its unveiling last week, Qualcomm confirmed that the Snapdragon 835 would feature Samsung’s 10-nanometer FinFET process – an industry first – and said that its Quick-Charge 4.0 technology could provide five hours of battery life in a five-minute charge. Smartphones carrying the new chipset are expected to launch in the first half of 2017.
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