Qualcomm first spoke about the new flagship SoC, which will be called Snapdragon 835
Today’s reality is that in spite of the current excess performance of single-chip systems for smartphones, manufacturers have to produce new solutions.
Snapdragon 820 SoC was submitted in August 2015, and the first smartphones with this system entered the market about a year ago. So, according to the trends, Qualcomm time to take a new decision. Snapdragon 821 as such can not be considered, as it is only a modest upgrade, not a new product.
So today the company announced a single-chip system Snapdragon 835. So, skipping the number 830. As with its predecessor, the first announcement of purely nominal. Qualcomm did not disclose all the cards, describing the new SoC quite a bit. To be precise, the published press release, in fact, is not even the announcement of a new platform, and the announcement of the collaboration, Qualcomm, and Samsung.
Reportedly, the two companies have expanded the strategic partnership for the production of Snapdragon SoC 835. It will be produced at 10-nanometer FinFET technology. Recall that the Korean giant is the first semiconductor manufacturer, which announced the start of mass production of 10-nanometer products. In comparison with the norms of 14 nm, the new technology will enable 40% reduction in energy consumption or a 27% increase in performance.
The document States that the new SoC is already in production and expect the first devices based on it in the first half of 2017. It is easy to guess that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be one of those.