The Snapdragon 735 might be Qualcomm’s First Mid-Range Chip with 5G Support

An updated variant of the Snapdragon 730?

Qualcomm just unveiled the Snapdragon 730 this month (with the Galaxy A80 being the first phone to utilize the said processor). The new processor is pretty powerful, being as good as 2017’s Snapdragon 835 based on our initial tests. While the Snapdragon 730 is fresh out of the oven, Qualcomm is reportedly working on its successor with the Snapdragon 735.

The upcoming processor will be manufactured using the 7nm process and utilizes a unique 1+1+6 core configuration: 1 Kryo 4xx core at 2.9Ghz, 1 Kryo 4xx core at 2.4Ghz, and 6 Kryo 4xx cores at 1.8Ghz, placing the Snapdragon 735 between the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 730.

The Snapdragon 735 will use an Adreno 620 GPU that runs at a lower 750Mhz clock speed compared to the Snapdragon 730’s Adreno 618 GPU. It will use the same Spectra 350 ISP of the Snapdragon 730, so expect support for Quad HD+ displays and native support for 4K60 video recording.

What makes the Snapdragon 735 interesting is that it has support for 5G, making it the second Qualcomm processor to be 5G ready.

There’s no word as to when Qualcomm will officially unveil the Snapdragon 735 as of this writing.


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