Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is undoubtedly the super-ultra-mobile processor of the moment, and will be the only choice for the flagship smartphone that will be presented at MWC 2016 but it could be a perfect solution to gnaw some market share to Intel-based tablet 2in1. At least these would be the ambition of Jide and Qualcomm that have partnered with the aim of bringing to market large format dockable tablet with Snapdragon chip and operating system Remix OS.
Although the spotlight is on all Snapdragon 820 and grow the wait for new devices that will use it and that we can touch a few weeks in Barcelona, however, Qualcomm could reserve some surprises. We had already reported the rumors about a possible deca-core processor architecture big.Medium.LITTLE called Qualcomm Snapdragon 818 and intended to blunt the ambitions of Mediatek with its Helio X20, but we do not exclude that the press conference in Barcelona Qualcomm will unveil a new ultramobile processor flagship intended to come to market in 2017.
Qualcomm Snapdraon 830
It is not a hypothesis because extravagant would follow a pattern already known: exactly one year ago, at the MWC 2015, he had officially announced Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 820, then deepening the individual components during the year. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 may follow the same paradigm. This chip is known very little and actually last-news presented as sensational disclosures by magazine and blogs of half the world, they are all linked to a post on a Chinese forum dating back to three months ago!
Unlike the 818 which uses core Snapdragon ARM architecture standards, the Snapdragon 830 (the exact model should be MSM8998) will rely, as well as the Snapdragon 820, the new core owners 64bit Qualcomm Kryo, accompanied by a memory controller in It can handle up to 8GB LPDDR4. Memories LPDDR4 fact authorize to have a reasonable consumption despite the enormous amount of memory.
The real innovation introduced by Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 would, however, a new production process that would increase efficiency even further, allowing it to reach even higher frequencies. The current Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 using a lithography Samsung 14nm FinFET but with Snapdragon 830 pass to the latest 10nm lines that will be ready in the second half of 2016 (Samsung has already shown chip products to 10nm in 2015).
As we told you, there are not many details and too old for three months, but they are sufficient to feed our curiosity. If there will be no more updates, we return to this topic in late February by the MWC 2016 in Barcelona.