Qualcomm sort of announced the Snapdragon 835 last month but without going into specifics – Samsung will manufacture it on a 10nm process and it’ll feature QuickCharge 4.0, that’s about it. Good thing there’s GFXBench to shed some light on the insides of the SoC.
For one, it packs an octa-core CPU, clocked at up to 2.2GHz. The current Snapdragon 821 has half the number of cores, 2 of them clocked at 2.35GHz, the other 2 capped at 2.2GHz. We can only imagine what a beast the future chip would be with 8 Kryo cores.
We don’t need to imagine the GPU performance, GFXBench has the numbers right there for us. The Adreno 540 inside the Snapdragon 835 development board outperforms all current major players in the Android world, but also the iPhone 7 Plus. Only offscreen test scores (at a standardized 1080p resolution) have been measured though, and the tested specimen reports a QHD display, so these fps numbers will drop in the onscreen test.
GFX 3.0 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)
Higher is better
- Snapdragon 835 dev. board61.9
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus60
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (SD820)49
- OnePlus 3T49
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (E8890)40
- LG V2040
- Huawei Mate 930
- Meizu Pro 618
GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)
Higher is better
- Snapdragon 835 dev. board41.5
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus39
- OnePlus 3T33
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (SD820)32
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (E8890)29
- LG V2029
- Huawei Mate 922
- Meizu Pro 611
It’s probably worth mentioning that this is still a somewhat early stage in the development of the SoC, or rather – it’s not yet its final form. Hence, actual commercial devices may behave differently from this development unit. Still, it’s a good indication of what to expect come Spring.