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Snapdragon 835 expected to exceed 820 design wins

by on08 January 2017

Very high interest

Qualcomm shared with us a few interesting facts about the Snapdragon 835. You can expect that many high-end smartphones will end up with this chip inside, as industry players are very interested. 

Keith Kressin, senior VP of product management at Qualcomm,  mentioned that the Snapdragon 820 and 821 scores combined more than 200 design wins. It is obvious that Snapdragon 820 will get replaced by the Snapdragon 835 due to its 25 percent less power, new CPU with eight cores, divided into two clusters, as well as the new GPU that is 25 percent better.

Let’s not forget that the 25 percent better battery will result in slimmer phones, larger batteries and we care about later much more as the bigger battery means better longevity. With Quick Charge 3.0 you can get five hours of talking time with just five minutes of charging.


The Snapdragon 835 SoC with its brand new DSP, 1Gbit modem, new CPU and GPU, definitely looks great and the fact that Qualcomm did this in 10nm and packed all three billion transistors in this tiny SoC, is quite amazing.

The fact that Qualcomm got to 10nm a few quarters ahead of Intel means that there is a big shift of power in the industry. To cut Intel some slack, the company is making a chip that aims for very high TDPs while Qualcomm SoC is looking for very small TDPs and focuses on  battery life.

The Snapdragon 835 will power a lot of AR and VR HMD (Head Mounted Display) solutions and you can expect to see some notebooks based on this SoC toward the second part of the year.


Last modified on 09 January 2017
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