Qualcomm officially announced its next generation flagship processor dubbed Snapdragon 835 a couple of days back. The company left off short of announcing the parameters of the new processor but did reveal that it uses Samsung’s 10nm FinFet technology and would make its debut in smartphones in the first half of next year 2017.
Details have now emerged that the Snapdragon 835 chipset is actually spotting the model number MSM 8998 which we first spotted on an import listing on Zauba sometime back. Just that the chip was rumored then as Snapdragon 830. The key specs of the latest Snapdragon chip was also leaked recently and is revealed to use an upgraded version of the 64 autonomous Kyro 200 architecture with four large and four small octa-core design. The frequency is not yet known.
In addition, the Snapdragon 835 is listed as using the new Adreno 540 GPU which would likely give it a superior graphics performance. The chip also integrates LTE X16 baseband and supports LTE Cat.16. The processor is said to offer a blazing download speed of up to 1Gbps. The SD 835 chipset also supports four-channel LPDDR4X-1866 memory as well as UFS2.1 flash memory.
Apart from the Snapdragon 835, the leaked photo also reveals the specifications of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor built on Samsung 14nm FinFet LPP manufacturing process and having a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz. The Snapdragon 660 processor also integrates Adreno 512 GPU. The chip also uses X10 baseband that supports two channel LPDDR4X-1866 memory, as well as UFS 2.1 flash memory.
The Snapdragon 835 chipset would enter production in the first quarter of 2017 and its first production is projected to be on the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship which would be unveiled at next year’s MWC. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 660 chip would enter into production in the second quarter of 2017.