Qualcomm has announced via its Weibo page that it will unveil the Snapdragon 835 at an event in Beijing on the 22nd of March. The event is expected to be the Asian debut of the new mobile chip. We have also learnt that Qualcomm will have a working prototype of the chip on display.
The Snapdragon 835 is built using the 10nm node process and features eight custom Kryo 280 cores and a Hexagon 690 DSP. Four of these cores are clocked at 2.45GHz and the remaining four are clocked at 1.9GHz. The new chipset also has an integrated Adreno 540 GPU.
Qualcomm says the new chip features a new X16 LTE modem that offers up to 1 gigabit download speeds, the first for a mobile processor. The Snapdragon 835 is 50% smaller but has improved power consumption by 60%. It also features Quick Charge 4.0 which has an improved efficiency of 30% over Quick Charge 3.0.
The Snapdragon 835 will be present in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and the Xiaomi Mi 6. Samsung has already announced that it will launch its new flagship on the 29th of March in new York.