Besides smartphone launches, one of the most important events at CES 2017 was the launch of Qualcomm’s new top of the line chipset, the Snapdragon 835, expected to power most of this year’s flagships.
The chip is 35% smaller than its predecessors, 820 and 821, and it’s able to deliver up to 25% better battery life, thanks to the more efficient power management it relies on. Also, thanks to the Adreno 540 GPU, it can render graphics 25% faster! Is this impressive or what?
The reduced size of the Snapdragon 835 is more than just great news for manufacturers, considering that they are looking forward to making room for new bits and pieces in smartphones. Of course, more space could mean bigger batteries!
Moving on, besides the size and performance, the chip is able to handle security extremely well, thanks to hardware-based multi-factor authentication, meaning that transactions made using Android Pay or Samsung Pay are safer than ever.
Like expected, the Snapdragon 835 was built with a huge focus on virtual and augmented reality, so it’s not just for smartphones! San Francisco-based Osterhourt Design Group announced that two smart glasses using the chip, while Qualcomm claims that their new chip will also be used by several Internet of Things products.
The chip set is already in production and we’re looking forward to seeing it in action. And we will be able to do this pretty soon, since it’s expected to make its debut this Wednesday, during the Asus Zenfone AR event, at the Consumer Electronics Show.
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