The Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be powered by two different processors something which the company has been doing to its high end phones since a very long time. The schips should perform similarly as Samsung wishes that both chips should provide a similar experience for consumers regardless of what components the phones have internally.
A new report talks about the capabilities of one of these mobile processors.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 853
The Qualcomm 853 is rumored to powered the Galaxy S8 and also every other flagship Android handset from the competition. Samsung will also manufacture their own Exynos for the Galaxy S8’s sold outside the United States.
The Snapdragon 835 was officially announced a week ago, Qualcomm will talk about the chip in more detail at CES 2017 this week. Some slides of the company’s presentation have leaked on Weibo which reveal some of the chips new features.
A Huge Improvement?
The slides also state that the Snapdragon 835 chip will be built on 10 nm process technology meaning that the chip will be 27% faster than last years Snapdragon 820 while also being much more energy-efficient.
The chip will have eight cores and will also include a performance quad core cluster that will give users a,
“20% performance uplift in a range of use cases such as app load time, web browsing and VR,” and a quad-core cluster that will operate 80% of the time and save power.”
The slides also show that the SoC will use the Kroyo 280 CP as well as a new and improved GPU. The Adreno 540 GPU will support more colors and will have 25% faster rendering. Other features include support for 4k @ 60 FPS as well as support for OpenGL ES, Vulkan and Direct X 112 graphics.
The Snapdragon 835 comes with Quick Charge 4 technology, which recharges batteries 20% faster than its predecessor Quick Charge 3. A 5 minute charge would allow users to use the phone for 5 hours while a 15 minute charge will take the phone to 50%.
The chip will also be the first mobile chip in the world to have a built-in gigabit-class LTE modem, while the built-in camera ISP (image signal processor) will support smooth zoom, fast autofocus and “true to life colors.”
If these slides are actually true, then it is safe to say that Samsung’s own Exynos chip will also have similar features.
It is quite early to compare performances. However it is worth noting that this chip will be available openly soon and thus it will power many flagship Android phones this year, including the LG G6 and the S8.