Qualcomm had promised to unveil details about its latest Snapdragon 835 chip during CES 2017 but recent benchmark data have revealed the enormous power of the flagship SoC. The Qualcomm chip was hitherto expected to be used by Samsung first on its Galaxy S8 flagship earlier billed for MWC in February and then on the Xiaomi Mi 6 also.
However, there are indications that Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS may beat the duo of Samsung and Xiaomi to use the flagship Snapdragon 835 chip on its smartphone. The company recently teased via Twitter, the launch of a flagship Asus Zenfone model during CES that would be powered by the world’s best processor. The launch will take place on January 4, 2017.
— ASUS (@ASUS) January 2, 2017
We are not entirely sure if the Asus Zenfone expected would actually feature the Snapdragon 835 chip, as it is not categorically stated but don’t forget that the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe was the first Snapdragon 821-powered phone.In addition, it is sure going to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip on board and the best so far Qualcomm has got is the Snapdragon 835. It is possible, though, that the SD 821 which is also one of the best around is being referred to.
From earlier teaser, the Asus Zenfone model would likely feature a dual camera set up on board but other details are a bit sketchy right now. We’ll keep you updated here on Gizmochina as more details emerge.