Qualcomm Technologies Inc. today announced that its mobile platform is powering Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8, for select regions.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, featuring the first commercial SoC manufactured using 10nm FinFET technology, and which integrates the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. This platform allows the Galaxy S8 to support Gigabit LTE.
The Galaxy S8 is the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm TruSignal adaptive antenna tuning technology for carrier aggregation.
Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 835 is roughly 35 percent smaller in package size and consumes roughly 25 percent less power compared to the previous generation flagship processor. The processor also supports mobile virtual reality (VR).
Snapdragon 835 delivers up to a 25 percent increase in 3D graphics rendering performance with the Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU compared to Adreno 530.
Snapdragon 835 also supports object and scene-based 3D audio as well as 4K Ultra HD premium (HDR10) video that enables the Samsung Galaxy S8 to play HDR movies and other types of videos.
Qualcomm Spectra 180 ISP, featuring dual 14-bit ISPs supports the Galaxy S8 8-megapixel front camera and 12-megapixel rear camera. Both still and video capture experiences come with auto-focus technologies along with HDR true-to-life colors and perceptual quantization video encoding.
The Snapdragon 835 also features the Qualcomm Haven security platform with biometrics and device attestation seen in the Galaxy S8.
Qualcomm uses its Snapdragon processors for devices launched in countries other than India. In India, the company powers the partnered devices by its Exynos processor. This was the trend seen in the previous flagship of Samsung, the Galaxy S7 Edge.