Qualcomm has let out some basic details of its next generation flagship chipset – the Snapdragon 835 which will be based on Samsung’s 10-nanometer FinFET process. In comparison with current Qualcomm flag bearer Snapdragon 821, which is based on Samsung’s 14-nanometer foundry, the new SoC will offer 27 percent improved performance while consuming 40 percent less power.
You can expect the Snapdragon 821 successor to feature in premium Android smartphones in early 2017. So far, Qualcomm is refraining from divulging any information about the number of cores, clock speed, GPU or other relevant details. What company has openly revealed is that the new chip will come with a new fast charging technology – Quick Charge 4.0 that offers faster charging speeds along with improved devices, cables, and chargers compatibility.
Quick Charge is Qualcomm proprietary technology that delivers high voltage to the battery via USB cables for quick battery refilling.However, to achieve such speeds, it did not stick to a set compliance standards which made Google voice it apprehension against Quick Charge in its recent Android Compatibility document. The Quick Charge 4.0 is claimed to be in compliance with the USB-IF’s specifications for USB-C and the USB Power Delivery standard as well as Google’s new specification for Type-C charging.
In a direct comparison with its previous iteration, the Quick Charge 4.0 claimed to offer 20 percent faster charging and can tank up to 5 hours worth of battery juice in just 5 minutes of charging . The new technology comes with significant safeguards against over voltage, over current, and temperature.