Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 benchmarks spotted
While Qualcomm officially announced the Snapdragon 835 earlier last month, the manufacturer has given no concrete performance numbers of the new SoC in question. However, it's not uncommon for existing benchmark programs like GFXBench or AnTuTu to list the performance results of upcoming "unknown" SoCs from manufacturers like Qualcomm or Samsung.
According to GFXBench, an unknown Qualcomm SoC has purportedly outscored both the Huawei Kirin 960 as found on the Mate 9 and the Snapdragon 821 as found on the Google Pixel in the GFXBench Manhattan test. The Qualcomm chip scores 41.4 FPS in the OpenGL ES 3.1 benchmark compared to 32 FPS and 17 FPS in the Kirin 960 and Snapdragon 821, respectively. Similar performance deltas can be seen in the OpenGL ES 3.0 scores as well. The graphics performance of this unnamed high-end Qualcomm SoC lines up well with the expected performance increase from the upcoming Snapdragon 835.
The Snapdragon 835 will be one of the first smartphone SoCs manufactured in a 10 nm fabrication process at the consumer level. This should allow for higher energy efficiency and faster performance compared to current SoCs manufactured in larger fabrication processes. Qualcomm's upcoming octa-core SoC will follow the same big.LITTLE architecture as its predecessors.