What do we want out of our next high-end mobile processor? Improved performance, decreased battery usage, smaller footprint? Through using Samsung’s industry first 10 nm FinFET process Qualcomm hopes to achieve all these things and more.
There’s not a lot of details about what we can expect from the Snapdragon 835, what we do know if it will have a smaller footprint leaving more space for OEMs to include more batteries and headphones jacks, include Quick Charge 4 and 27% higher performance or up to 40% lower power consumption compared to the 14 nm process.
Take note of the or; you get 27% more performance or 40% more battery life, but not both. Of course, Qualcomm could elect for a mix and have both a performance increase along with power savings. The Snapdragon 835 is in production now and should make it’s way into devices sometime in the first half of 2017.
If you could request a feature or two to go into your next processor what would it be? All the LTE bands? Maximum battery savings? All the performance? Let us know below.