The 835 is the first Qualcomm processor to be made with a 10nm process, which will bring various improvements including performance and efficiency, which in turn will result in better battery life for devices.
Using the new 10nm process node is expected to allow our premium tier Snapdragon 835 processor to deliver greater power efficiency and increase performance while also allowing us to add a number of new capabilities that can improve the user experience of tomorrow’s mobile devices
Qualcomm has highlighted ‘five key experience pillars’ relating to the new chip.
It’s 50 percent more efficient than the Snapdragon 801 via a combination of things. Partly the 10nm process but also a clever way of sending tasks to the right parts of the chip – either the CPU, GPU or DSP - using the Symphony System Manager.
Check out Qualcomm’s battery life figures for different tasks:
* day talk time
* hours VR gaming
* hours continuous 4K video capture
* days music
* hours 4K video streaming
11+ hours 4K video playback
Also related to battery life is the fact that the Snapdragon 835 comes with Quick Charge 4 for up to 20 percent faster charging compared to version 3.0.
True to life video’ comes with the 835 consisting of HDR 4K with EIS, HDR10 playback and Perceptual Quantization (improves quality with scene analysis, lower bitrate and file size by 30%)
At the core of the capture experience is the Qualcomm Spectra 180 camera ISP, featuring dual 14-bit ISPs that will enable up to 32MP single or dual 16MP cameras for the ultimate photography and videography experience
On auto focus the phase detection AF is using paired photodiodes on every pixel rather than five percent for better results. The 835 also supports next gen large 1.4um pixel split into two photodiodes. A hybrid auto focus uses contrast, 2PD or laser/IR.
Qualcomm says that LTE will be the key to unlocking future applications such as VR, Cloud and Entertainment so connectivity is a key pillar of the Snapdragon 835.
It’s the first chip to have X16 gigabit speeds and also features 11ad multi-gigabit Wi-Fi. With average speeds of 114Mbps on Cat 16 LTE, users can get a 20MB Instant App in just 1.4 seconds.
3x carrier aggregation allows for faster speeds and 4x4 MIMO can double the traffic.
There are already plenty of security measures around already and the Qualcomm Haven security platform supports solutions such as fingerprint scanners, eye based systems (iris or retina) and facial using camera (need IR and camera).
“It also includes hardware-based user authentication, device attestation [authentication via things like ID, software version, location, time, apps, OS integrity], and device security for use cases such as mobile payments, enterprise access, and users’ personal data,” says Qualcomm.
The firm also mentioned that ‘voice print’ can be used as part of multi-factor (not for primary but good as secondary) and can be always on
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