Days before the Snapdragon 835 chip debuts at CES 2017, another leak about the technology has surfaced, probably making observers wonder if there would be any information left for Qualcomm to announce at its event.
The latest information dump involves slides that have surfaced at the popular Chinese social media network Weibo, and it is quite detailed that it no longer leaves anything to the imagination.
Snapdragon 835 Spec Confirmation
To be fair, the bulk of information included have been more like open secrets now, having been the subject of rumors for several months already. For instance, it again cited the Snapdragon 835's 10nm manufacturing credentials, Quick Charge 4.0 technology and the gigabit-class X16 LTE modem.
One should note that Samsung itself has already weighed in on the 10nm manufacturing process a couple of months ago.
In some instances, the slides delve more into specifics, displaying flashes of freshness as a source. For example, there is the case of the Kryo 280 CPU. This specification has already been rumored before but the slides have provided more insights.
Aside from the octa-core processors, it also revealed that it will allow up to 20 percent more performance in comparison to the quad-core Kryo technology outfitted in the Snapdragon 820. The boost seems aimed at powering VR as well as the enhancement of load times and web browsing performance.
Another notable information involves the Adreno 540 GPU, which can purportedly render graphics such as advanced 3D visuals 25 percent faster. It should be able to process 4K video at 60 fps without any hiccup as well.
Efficiency And Immersion
The slides has phrased the power consumption of the processor within the evolution of the Snapdragon chip through the years. For example, it touted how the 835 consumes only half of the power needed by the Snapdragon 801.
The leak has also provided more contexts about the Snapdragon 835's efficiency such as how the CPU has been built according to efficiency cluster optimization. There is also the so-called heterogeneous computing approach adopted, which purportedly achieves efficient processing by running tasks on appropriate engines.
One can say that the leaked slide has provided one other bonus besides the detailed outline of the Snapdragon 835 chip's specs. This involves the references to the so-called "immersive visuals." This term is often used as part of the talking point when promoting VR devices and, therefore, we now have an idea what the next generation smartphones rocking the chip, particularly the Samsung Galaxy S8, are really aiming for.