Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor is expected to power many of 2017’s flagship phones. The company has already said the new 10nm chip will offer up to 27 percent better performance than Qualcomm’s existing processors, while taking up less space and using less power.
But just days before the chip is set to be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show, a set of slides have leaked which give us a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of specs and performance.
According to the presentation slides posted to VideoCardz, the chip features Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU cores, Adreno 540 graphics, a gigabit-class LTE modem called the Snapdragon x16 LTE, and support for biometric security, cameras with fast auto-focus, and more.
The new graphics core is said to offer up to 25 percent faster rendering and support for 60 times as many colors, and the chip is said to use about half the power of a 2014-era Snapdragon 801 processor. It’s also more energy efficient than Snapdragon 810 or 820 chips, but the gains aren’t quite as great there.
The slides say the system supports 10-bit, 4K, 60 frames per second video playback, and support for OpenGL ES, Vulkan, and DirectX 12 graphics as well as HEVC video.