Qualcomm

Qualcomm made its main and big announcement to usher in the New Year as the tech company on Tuesday took the wraps off its latest invention, the Qualcomm Snapdragon  835 chipset. The company during the official unveiling confirmed some of the expected improvements which had already been in the rumor mill before the official unveiling while some other rumors were refuted.

The latest technology from Qualcomm, however, comes packing enough upgrades compared to the predecessor chipsets which is a good thing and in fact is expected to run on the latest high eds smartphones to be released into the market soon.

Qualcomm along with the announcement of the chipset deemed it fit to announce the first device which will be officially launching the chipset into the market as the tech company also took the wraps off the new Snapdragon 835 SoC – ODG’s AR/ VR smart glasses.

The new smart glasses comes fitted with exclusive features including its car reference connection platform along with the latest design for wireless stereo headsets and also the active incorporation of noise cancellation technology in the device for the not just small but ultra small earbuds.

As found in the earlier leaks which unveiled the processor before Qualcomm made an official announcement, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is built on the 10nmFinFET fabrication which was reported to be processed by none other than Samsung.

Other features of the new Snapdragon 835 chipset include the support for Quick Charge 4.0, an entirely great news and also the capability of increased performance upgrade to as much as 27 percent while the power consumption and power management index of the chipset is 40 percent lower than its predecessor, especially the Snapdragon 821.

Other details provided by Qualcomm during the official unveiling of the Snapdragon 835 chipset include the fitted Adreno 540 GPU which according to report from the manufacturer is 30 percent smaller than the Snapdragon 820 chipset. The size reduction however provides for a better battery management on the chipset as well as a thinner and bolder design. The Snapdragon  835 chipset also runs on an octa-core Kryo 280 CPU which boasts of four performance cores all running at speed clocked at up to 2.45GHz. The four efficiency cores additionally are clocked at a speed of 1.9GHz and are integrated with the Hexagon 682 DSP  which adds and provides support for TensorFlow and Halide frameworks.

Qualcomm in its release statement of the latest chipset said: “The combination of the CPU, GPU, DSP and software framework support in the Snapdragon 835 offers a highly-capable heterogeneous compute platform.”

The processor according to the tech company is also designed to support the needs and requirements of the VR and R which mean support for the Google VR platform, Daydream which most recently ha been making its way into most new smartphones as they roll out.

Other improvements taunted on the chipset by the manufacturer includes the camera improvement feature in which regarding photography and videography, the chipset is taunted to supports as much as 32MP and 16MP dual camera both fitted on one smartphone,

Connectivity wise, latest Snapdragon 835 chipset according to Qualcomm comes with supports for “an integrated X16 Gigabit-Class LTE modem, with integrated 2×2 802.11ac Wave-2 and 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, making it the first commercial processor equipped to deliver Gigabit-Class connectivity at home and on the go.”

The chipset also supports security features including the fingerprint sensor, eye scanner, and the face-based biometrics scanner.

Qualcomm in its release statement for the new smart glasses said “R-8 brings the power of mobile virtual computing to consumers. With a greater than 40-degree FOV and HD resolution, innovative consumers can access the familiarity of movies, sports, gaming, navigation and education experiences but on smart glasses that are lighter, smaller and sleeker than any other device in ODG’s portfolio.”

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