Qualcomm announced its latest flagship mobile processor Snapdragon 835, along with the fourth generation of its super quick charging technology called as Quick Charge 4. Both of them are scheduled to release next year in 2017. Samsung’s technology with 10 nm design will allow almost 30 percent rise in area efficiency, 27 percent higher performance and 40 percent lesser power consumption relative to the last Snapdragon 821 with 14nm technology. Qualcomm said in a blog post, “Less space doesn’t mean less processing horsepower, however. The 10nm node will help Snapdragon 835 processors achieve high-quality power efficiency and performance while opening up territory for new mobile experiences.”
The Qualcomm 10nm is very thin, said to be 1000 times thinner than a strand of hair, which will give manufacturers more space to either make the smartphones thin or add more features. According to the blog, “Despite its diminutive form, a chip of this size can open up critical space and introduce major performance gains, giving Snapdragon 835 users more room in their devices for cutting-edge features and superior mobile experiences.”
Another addition to the announcements in the Quick Charge 4.0 which the company claims is a lot faster when compared to Quick Charge 3.0. The Quick Charge 4 provides your smartphone up to 5 hours of battery life by putting it in charge just for 5 minutes. The announcement was made by at the Snapdragon Tech Summit by Everett Roach, Qualcomm’s senior director of product management. Qualcomm has still not informed about which companies will use the chip, and you cannot buy just the Quick Charge as it is built into Snapdragon. You will have to wait for smartphones which will be powered by Snapdragon 835.
According to a study by Qualcomm, more than 6 out of 10 people keep battery life and fast charging as the top priority which buying new devices. Quick Charge has a technology called the Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV) which regulates the power the smartphone requests through charging cables. It also includes heat management tech which does no let the device to overheat.
Qualcomm in an effort to protect devices makes the Snapdragon 835 able to get three levels of current and voltage protection, as well as four standards of protection to stop overheating. Even the processor helps in regulating battery life so that it can be used for long. The company claims that the Quick Charge will give 20 percent quicker charge time and 30 percent more battery efficiency, apart from keeping the device cooler by 5 degrees.
Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm’s vice president of product management, said in a statement,”Quick Charge 4 addresses that need by providing up to 50 percent battery charge in roughly 15 minutes or less, so you don’t have to spend all day chained to your charging cable.”