Qualcomm at the CES 2017 announced that its forthcoming Snapdragon 835 mobile processor is expected to be launched in the first half of 2017. The 835 is the successor to Snapdragon 820 launched in 2016. The Snapdragon 835 , Qualcomm says consumes 25% less power than its Successor and leads to 2.5 more hours of run time on an average day of usage.

The Snapdragon 835 comes with the latest version of company’s fast charging technology called as Quick Charge 4.0. The new version is fully compatible with USB Type C industry standards and the company confirms that it will charge 20 percent faster and comes with new protections against over charging. Qualcomm says Quick Charge 4.0 can provide 5 hours of use from just 5 minutes of charging.

Below are the full specifications:

  • Kryo 280 CPU with four performance cores running at up to 2.45 GHz and four efficiency cores running up to 1.9GHz
  • Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with support for Category 16 LTE and Category 13 LTE upload speeds
  • 2×2 11ac MU-MIMO
  • 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Adreno 540 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, full OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan, and DX12
  • Hexagon 682 DSP with HVX
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology with support for the Google Awareness API
  • dual-channel LP DDR4x memory at 1866MHz
  • Qualcomm Location with support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS systems
  • up to 32 MP single and 16 MP dual-camera with Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP, 2x ISP, 14-bit, hybrid autofocus (laser/contrast/structured light/dual-phase detection AF), Qualcomm® Clear Sight™, optical zoom, hardware accelerated face detection and HDR video recording
  • 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30 fps, up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps, support for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC)
  • Ultra HD Premium™ ready, 4K @60fps, wide color gamut support, 10-bit color depth
  • Quick Charge 4
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ WCD9341 audio codec with support for audiophile grade DAC with 32-bit/384kHz
  • 10nm FinFET technology

The new platform also includes improves for image capture, including native support for optical zoom systems and better autofocus technologies. It also has enhanced electronic image stabilization when capturing video. The 835 is also the first Snapdragon processor to support Ultra HD 4K Premium video playback, including HDR 10.

We will probably start seeing devices with Snapdragon 835 this year, so it will be very fascinating to be able to experience the improvements in actual hardware.