Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 not so long ago. The high-end chipset which is based on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET processes, is expected to be making it out on devices next year.
But what about the Snapdragon 830 you might wonder? With the announcement of the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm seemed all too willing to skip over it. But now a report coming out of China claims the Snapdragon 830 is still going to happen.
The processor is said to be making a debut in H2 2017, so a bit later than the Snapdragon 835. A few of the chipset’s specifications also leaked. We’re told the SoC will take advantage of either six or eight Kyro 200 cores.
It will also bundle the Adreno 519 GPU and akin to the Snapdragon 835 will be manufactured using the 10nm process. Last but not least, the new silicon piece will come bundled with Cat.12 baseband support.
It appears that in 2017, Qualcomm will continue on its strategy of launching two flagships processor. This year we’ve seen the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821, and if the rumors are true next year we’re going to see the Snapdragon 835 appear first and then the Snapdragon 830.
It does seem a bit unusual, but bear in mind the Snapdragon 830 is yet to be officially confirmed, so take this info with a hefty dose of salt.
The rumor mill has been whispering that the OnePlus 4, which is reportedly due out in June/July will be among the first to sport a Snapdragon 830 under the hood. If this will indeed be the case, it remains to be seen.
As for the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm didn’t share too much info about it. Luckily a recent leak shed some light on the matter. The silicone piece is expected to be based on an altered Kyro 200 architecture which takes advantage of four big and four small cores.
The SoC will take advantage of Adreno 540 GPU, an X16 LTE modem and Quick Charge 4.0. Qualcomm also said the new chip will bring a 30% boost in area efficiency and possible 27% increase in performance and 40% decrease in power consumption.
The first devices expected to roll out with a Snapdragon 835 include the Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6.