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CES 2017: Qualcomm Unveil Snapdragon 835 Processor

First announced back in November, chipset manufacturer Qualcomm have now fully detailed their next flagship mobile processing chipset, the Snapdragon 835, alongside details of the first device to feature it at a press event at this year’s CES.

The 835’s GPU promises 25% faster graphics and 25% less power consumption, with the gains expected to be leveraged towards AR and VR experiences like Google’s Daydream platform.

Smartphones running on the chipset will be able to charge roughly five hours of talk-time in just five minutes of charging and will be able to support download speeds of up to 1Gbps and camera resolutions of up to 32-megapixels.

Speaking about the impending availability of the chip, Keith Kressin, SVP of Product Management at Qualcomm, confirmed the Snapdragon 835 is “going to be in a large volume of devices. Certainly it’s going to be in a lot of smartphones. But it’s not just going to be in smartphones. You’re going to see it in standalone VR and AR devices.”

“We’re in production now. We’re ramping high volume,” he said, indicating devices running on the chipset would arrive within the early 2017 window.

One such device, the the ODG R-8 and R-9 AR/VR smartglasses, were shown at the event.

The R-8 has a 40-degree+ field of view and a HD resolution. Meanwhile, the R-9 offers a more-premium 50-degree field of view and a Full HD 1080p display.

The premium Snapdragon 835 processor was designed from the ground-up to support new and innovative products and experiences beyond mobile phones, and it’s great to see that the first announced Snapdragon 835 devices will be ODG’s smartglasses,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

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