Supposed Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 660 Specs Surface
Details of Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship mobile processor – the Snapdragon 835 has surfaced from China alongside a yet-to-be announced Snapdragon 660. Both SoCs are expected to debut sometime in 2017 and the leak also have some reported devices and brands that will make use of them.
Based on the leak, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will have the model no – MSM8998 and use eight kyro cores (4 bigger ones + 4 smaller ones) but the clock speeds are unknown. As expected it will be manufactured using Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process and support Quick Charge 4.0.
The Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) will also come equipped with Adreno 540 GPU, UFS 2.1 storage, 4 x LPDDR4 RAM at 1866 MHz, and the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem that supports Gigabit Class LTE speeds. It is expected to arrive in devices starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8 as early as the MWC 2017.
The Qualcomm 660 (MSM8976Plus) on its path will be an upgrade over the current Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 653 SoCs with 4x ARM Cortex A73 CPUs clocked at 2.2GHz and 4x Cortex A53 CPUs clocked at 1.9GHz. It could also use Kyro cores but this is looking less likely.
Built using the 14nm process, the Snapdragon 660 will also equipped with Adeno 512 GPU, Snapdragon X10 LTE modem, UFS 2.1 storage, 2 x LPDDR4 RAM at 1866 MHz. It is expected to ship sometime in the second half of 2017 (Q2 2017) and will be used by Oppo and Vivo on their smartphones.