Upcoming flagship smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset

Qualcomm’s flagship chipsets have always been manufacturer’s go-to processors for their top-of-the-line handsets. Every year, the chipset manufacturing company introduces a new flagship chipset with tons of improvements over its predecessor. And 2016 was no different. Qualcomm has introduced its latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 835 back in November last year. As most of you may already know, the company will produce Snapdragon 835 chipset in collaboration with Samsung using its 10nm FinFET fabrication process.


For the unaware, the FinFET fabrication process allows manufacturers to reduce the size of the chipset (as small as 10nm) without comprising on the number of transistors. As a result, the transistor density on the chipset will be higher which in turn leads to a reduction in current leakage.

Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon 835 chipset based on 10nm fabrication process will offer up to 27 percent better performance and 40 percent lower power consumption in comparison to its 14nm processor (the Snapdragon 820). In addition, the new chipset will support Quick Charge 4.0 which is claimed to offer better charging speeds.

Here’s a list of smartphones that are speculated to feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S8 will probably be the first set of smartphones to come with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The smartphone is alleged to pack 6GB of RAM (4GB of RAM for select markets) and 64GB of internal storage space which can be expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8: Image, Specifications, Release Date Leaked Ahead Of Launch

The Galaxy S8 is speculated to have a 5.1-inch footprint with the QHD Super AMOLED display measuring 5.8-inches, thanks to the nearly bezel-less design. Also, from the latest design renders the fingerprint scanner seems to have moved to the back. There’s also a dedicated button for Samsung’s AI-based assistant, Bixby just below the volume rocker key. Although the exact megapixel count is yet-to-be-revealed, the camera on the Galaxy S8 should come with significant upgrades over its predecessor.

The device will run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and is believed to draw fuel from a 3,250mAh battery.

The smartphone is expected to be launched on March 29 and should be priced around $700 which is roughly Rs. 47,000.

Nokia P1

HMD Global is expected to unveil its flagship handset, the Nokia P1 on February 26 at the MWC 2017 event. The smartphone is rumored to come with the Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It is expected to feature a 5.3-inch QHD display and a 3,500mAh battery to keep the juices flowing. The imaging department will be taken care of by a 22.6-megapixel camera made by Carl Zeiss.

Also Read: Nokia P1’s fate in India is entirely dependent on its pricing

The Nokia P1 is alleged to start at around $800 (Rs. 53,636 roughly) for the 128GB variant and $950 (Rs. 63,692 roughly) for the 256GB variant.

Xiaomi Mi 6

The successor to the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Mi 6 is rumored to launch sometime in the first half of 2017. It is expected to be powered by an underclocked version of Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 128 of storage space. The company is also expected to launch a premium model with 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage space. Other details regarding the smartphone are sparse as of now.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 6 Incoming on February 14: What to Expect from the Apple of China’s Flagship Phone?

As per the pricing, the 6GB RAM variant should be priced somewhere around $363 which is roughly Rs. 25,000.

In addition to the above smartphones, there are a bunch of other phones including the mysterious Sony handset tipped to launch at MWC 2017, HTC 11, OnePlus 4, Microsoft Surface Phone, Next iteration of Google Pixel, and Moto Z expected to come with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. However, not much is known about these devices yet.

What do think about the above smartphones? Which one do you think will lead the smartphone sales in the country? Shoot your comments below.

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February 9, 2017 2:34 pm 2:34 PM

Samsung will release it’s poorly performing Galaxy S8 Exynos variant in India and gullible fangirls will still buy it.

February 10, 2017 7:00 am 7:00 AM

All android phones have bloatware. This cannot be removed.

Samsung is giving less importance for exynos because exynos variant phones supported only 150 Mbps 4G speed against 300 Mbps 4G speed. I have used Samsung Onnxt. It rocks in battery backup being a exynos variant. Lets hope for the best in S8. I think battery capacities have been released – 3 Ampere for S8 and 3.5 Ampere for S8 plus. Too low. It must have been 4 and 4.5 Ampere.

February 9, 2017 2:33 pm 2:33 PM

Samsung will release it’s poorly performing Galaxy S8 Exynos variant in India and gullible fangirls will still but it.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
February 9, 2017 6:27 pm 6:27 PM

yeah. Samsung sucks this time because they hate custom roms, and people modding the phones. but somehow they still got a good fan following for their s7 and s7 edge. Maybe those buggers didnt want rom modding and all.

February 10, 2017 7:11 am 7:11 AM

I support Samsung’s attitude against custom ROMs asI am also against rooting. Phones are there to be customized. Not exploited.

Girish Gowda
February 10, 2017 8:49 pm 8:49 PM

Exploited custom ROMs? Dude your vocabulary is severely lacking.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
February 10, 2017 2:02 pm 2:02 PM

The reason why they’re called custom roms is because they customize the phone, you idjit.

February 9, 2017 4:55 pm 4:55 PM

For your information exynos perform better then snap dragon in battery and performance . Check various comparison test. I don’t know where do you guys get those information with nothing to back it

February 10, 2017 1:07 am 1:07 AM

Exynos only performed better when Qualcomm had their omlet maker SD810 in their other North American variant.
From Galaxy S7, Exynos cannot beat Qualcomm SD820 at least in GPU dept.

February 9, 2017 4:12 pm 4:12 PM

Sahi Pakde Hain.

February 9, 2017 1:12 pm 1:12 PM

HTC 11/One plus 5/ZTE Axon 7 successor will be on my hit list

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
February 9, 2017 6:25 pm 6:25 PM

Axon 7 is the best. Waiting for it’s successor this year, or probably next year.

February 10, 2017 11:22 am 11:22 AM

I hope they launch zte blade v8 pro

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
February 10, 2017 3:26 pm 3:26 PM

good specs on the blade v8 pro. The only drawback is that its 4g frequencies are for the US market. So, there’s no point getting that one. they won’t launch the phone in India. The V8 branding is for cars with a V8 engine which is used in the US. So, i doubt they will bring that phone to India. Check the Nubia z11 mini S. it has the snapdragon 625, but its 5.2 inches instead of 5.5, and it doesn’t have band 5 support. Not even the future band 28.

February 15, 2017 11:22 am 11:22 AM

If it launched in India they might unlock some bands from India…. Zte planning to launch 6-7 phones before may…. So you never know….. It’s fantastic phone… My friend is using it on metropcs

February 10, 2017 11:22 am 11:22 AM

R u using it? It got Nougat….. Unfortunately it’s not available in India….. Would have been hot seller in India…… Zte has said that they won’t launch axon series in India which is unfortunate…… Zte will launch some other phones in two upcoming months…..

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
February 10, 2017 1:51 pm 1:51 PM

yeah they launched the Nubia z11 here, but not the Axon 7. You can buy tha Axon 7 global variant from Aliexpress. Supports bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 28 40, 41(literally all 4g bands in India), plus the speakers make the phone look sexy.
The 4GB 128GB model(Gold) is for $345 lowest, comes to 23k.
Seller is BrotherGroup on Aliexpress.

I dont have it yet, but plan to get it soon…

February 15, 2017 11:18 am 11:18 AM

It’s cheapest then