Back in October, Samsung announced that it was building the first 10nm mobile application processor in the industry. A few days back, the company confirmed that it is manufacturing the next generation Snapdragon processor to be announced by Qualcomm.
Both the companies jointly announced that the Snapdragon 835 will be manufactured using the cutting edge 10nm FinFET processor of Samsung. This way, the upcoming processor will bring about both energy efficiency and performance improvements to the devices in comparison to those that use the Snapdragon 820 and 821 processors.
Following this announcement, the AnTuTu score of Snapdragon 835 emerged online showing that it is much better than the Apple A10 chipset. The new chip is claimed to provide 27% better performance and reduce the energy consumption by 40%. In the AnTuTu benchmark, the Snapdragon 835 chipset scored 181,434 that is much higher than the score of Apple A10 that is 172,644. Also, this chipset might bring the Quick Charge 4.0 fast-charging technology that will be 20% faster than Quick Charge 3.0.
Talking about the chipset, it uses an octa-core processor and is the first Snapdragon chip to run eight cores together unlike the Snapdragon 810 that resulted in overheating of the devices. It is known that only the flagship and high-end devices will make use of the Snapdragon 835 chipset. Already, there are rumors that this octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset will be powering some flagship models that the tech world is awaiting to witness.
Today, we at GizBot, have listed 6 upcoming flagship smartphones to be launched in 2017 rumored to feature the Snapdragon 835 processor. Take a look at them from below.
Samsung Galaxy S8
We already know that Samsung is manufacturing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Eventually, we can't rule out the fact that the upcoming Samsung flagship, Galaxy S8, will be equipped with this processor. As per the existing rumors, the Galaxy S8 might feature an "all screen front" design, which will embed the home button in the screen instead of having a physical button. As the Galaxy Note 7 was a hard hit on the company, the Sammy fans are eagerly looking forward for the Galaxy S8 that is expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2017. The rumored features of the Galaxy S8 include a 4K display, edge-to-edge screen, and a better camera.
LG's upcoming flagship is likely to be called LG G6 and it might also join the devices that will be launched in the first few months of the next year. The rumors regarding what this smartphone might feature are surfacing online letting fans speculate what features the upcoming LG flagship might arrive with. The recent rumors suggest that the South Korean tech giant might ditch the modular design this time with the G6. Also, the LG G6 is reported to feature glass or reflective metal on its read and arrive with an iris scanner. The other rumors related to the LG G6 rule out the possibility of a curved OLED screen and its likely to have a similar display as the LG G5. Dual camera setup, Android Nougat, and Snapdragon 835 processor will also be a part of this phone.
Its only recently that we are getting to see HTC 10 in the headlines for receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. However, the manufacturer is also making news for the upcoming HTC 11 smartphone. The HTC 10 didn't fail to impress its fans with its iconic design, great audio quality, impressive seflie camera and other features, though it was overpriced. That's already making the HTC fans want to know what's coming next from the HTC headquarters. As of now, HTC 11 is rumored to be announced at the MWC 2017 and feature the Snapdragon 835 SoC. It is claimed to run on Android Nougat and come with a feature called Sense Touch that will let users swipe or tap the edge to perform specific functions. Other rumors point out at a 5.5-inch display with QHD 1440p resolution, a 12MP main snapper with dual camera and a 5MP selfie shooter as well.
OnePlus 4 is the 2017 flagship that we like to see from the Chinese manufacturer. The company has made a slew of worthy launches with a lot of impressive features and specifications since 2014. This upcoming OnePlus phone is believed to be launched at a premium price as it is likely to arrive with a more premium build and high-end aspects. The device is expected to be comparable with the other expensive flagship devices that exist in the market in terms of design and looks. As per the ongoing rumors, the OnePlus 4 might featuree a 5.5-inch 4K 2160p display, Snapdragon 835 processor, the latest Oxygen OS, 8GB of RAM, and other high-end camera.
Xiaomi Mi 6
As Xiaomi is one of the successful manufacturers in the market, it goes without stating that the upcoming Mi 6 smartphone has been recognized as a highly anticipated device. Xiaomi Mi 6 might make its way into the market early next year. As per the existing rumors, the Mi 6 might arrive with a 5.2-inch display with 4K resolution. Otherwise, this upcoming Xiaomi phone might feature a Snapdragon 835 processor that can render better performance in all kinds of tasks. The Mi 5 attained a great position for itself in the market, and we expect more from the Xiaomi Mi 6.