Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform will power the latest premium flagship smartphone from OnePlus, the OnePlus 5. The Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, complemented by up to 8GB of RAM, is the first commercial mobile SoC manufactured using 10nm FinFET technology, reducing its package size by up to 35 percent and power usage by up to 25 percent compared to Qualcomm Technologies’ previous generation flagship processor. This allows for thinner designs and improved performance in several categories, including CPU, GPU, imaging, connectivity and power efficiency.
The OnePlus 5 is designed to support up to 600Mbps download speeds, as well as "All Mode", making it possible to use your smartphone in nearly every country in the world. Users also enjoy robust whole-home Wi-Fi connectivity using Qualcomm Technologies' integrated 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO technology, which offers twice as much throughput as 1x1 Wi-Fi and improved coverage, especially in homes and offices with brick and concrete walls. Snapdragon 835 also supports BT5, which offers doubled peak speeds compared to Bluetooth 4.2 and extended coverage. Additionally, the OnePlus 5 features advanced RF front end features such as Qualcomm® TruSignal™ adaptive antenna tuning with carrier aggregation designed for consistent data speeds and high call reliability, as well as envelope tracking technology for superior power efficiency and long battery life.
The OnePlus 5 also takes advantage of the integrated Qualcomm® Spectra™ 180 ISP’s dual 14-bit image signal processing working in conjunction with the integrated Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP that uses HVX technology to accelerate many of the smartphone’s enhanced imaging experiences. For instance, the OnePlus 5 features the first high-resolution dual-camera system consisting of a 16MP camera sensor with a wide-angle lens plus a second 20MP camera sensors that has a telephoto lens. The two camera sensors work together to create a focal separation between faces and backgrounds, while custom software algorithms produce pictures with professional looking bokeh effects. Additionally, “Smart Capture” combines optical zoom with image stabilization and multi-frame image enhancement technologies to deliver a smooth zoom experience between the OnePlus 5’s two cameras for recording high quality videos from a wide range of distances, with greater clarity. The OnePlus 5 also comes with a large f/1.7 aperture and other advanced camera sensor technologies that when combined with the new hybrid auto-focus framework in Snapdragon 835, is designed to support faster snapshots with superior auto-focus performance in extreme lowlight scenarios. Photography enthusiasts and anybody who frequently uses their smartphone for recording videos will love the OnePlus 5.
“We’re pleased that OnePlus has selected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform to power their upcoming premium flagship smartphone, delivering some of the most advanced and immersive user experiences possible,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “It also enables support for next-generation entertainment experiences and connected cloud services.”
“We design each of our flagship smartphones with premium quality in mind, both on the inside and outside, and we are happy to continue our long history of working with Qualcomm Technologies by selecting the Snapdragon 835 for its ability to drive a truly premium smartphone experience in the OnePlus 5,” said Kyle Kiang, global head of marketing, OnePlus. “Its optimized functionality and top-notch performance is a perfect fit for our mantra to never settle for second-best experiences in our products.”
Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.