Samsung Galaxy S7 was and still is one of the best phones to be released in 2016, but guess what? Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be even bigger and better.
About two months ago, Qualcomm confirmed that Samsung will be working on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with its 10nm process technology. While there was no mention of whether the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will be working on this flagship processor, a recent report emerged confirming that this will indeed be the processor to power the 2017 Samsung Galaxy flagship.
It must be powered by Snapdragon 835. https://t.co/euqCURL0KR
— 萌萌的电教 (@mmddj_china) January 2, 2017
While Samsung Galaxy S7 was a very fast performer with its Snapdragon 820 processor, things are going to get even much better with the introduction of the new Snapdragon 835 processor. This is true thanks to some details that have just been released by Qualcomm regarding this processor.
Apparently, the processor to power Samsung Galaxy S8 will be 20% faster in terms of performance and 25% even faster when talking about efficiency. This is when the processor is compared to the Galaxy S7’s Snapdragon 820. Unlike the latter, the Snapdragon 835 has 8 cores and not four cores. Furthermore, you won’t come across a full set of Kryo cores like what happened with the 820, but no clearer details have been put forward regarding these cores.
As for the processor speed, there are four cores that are clocked at a speed of 2.45GHz while the other four have clock speeds of 1.9GHz. You also get a new Adreno 540 GPU that, like the CPU, promises 25% better performance as well as the inclusion of HDR support. The latest processor is also equipped with support for Cat.16 and Cat. 13 LTE speeds alongside the likes of compatibility of with Bluetooth 5.0, 4K Ultra HD video recording as well as the newer Quick Charge 4.0 technology. In fact, the company claims that Quick Charge 4.0 technology will only charge your Samsung Galaxy S8 (if it comes with it) for five minutes, but it will last five hours before you charge the phone again.
As expected, Samsung Galaxy S8 should come with a USB-C port, something that new processor fully supports.
Whether the Galaxy S8 will be the first flagship to ship with the new Snapdragon 835 processor or not is still a question of time, but for sure, it will be a pleasure to work with this enhanced Qualcomm processor on the S8.