Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset is listed on India's Zauba import-export site

Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset is listed on India's Zauba import-export site
If you're ever stuck for conversation at a party, you can always whip out your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 S7 and explain how the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset powers the phone. You might also amaze and stun those in attendance by telling them that the upcoming Snapdragon 830 has a model number of MSM8998. Of course, you might also get branded as a weirdo and never receive an invitation again.

Speaking of the MSM8998, the chipset appeared in a number of listings on India's Zauba over the last few months. That is the website where imports into the country and exports out of it are tracked. Shipped into India from the U.S., the Snapdragon 830 chipset was installed inside a prototype with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of flash storage. There is some talk that Qualcomm will call the MSM8998 the Snapdragon 835 chipset instead. but there is nothing definitive on this front.
Samsung will reportedly use the Snapdragon 830 SoC on half of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 edge units it builds. For this year's Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, all markets except for the U.S. and China employ the Exynos 8890. In those two countries, the Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood.

The value of each chip and prototype device shipped into India by Qualcomm amounted to $1,541. 80 units were delivered inside India from September 12 through October 6th

source: Zauba



1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Snapdragons are meh at most nowadays, they need some real competition in the high end space.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well considering this SD 830 will be the first to use LPDDR4X ram and not LPDDR4 ram, which Alan F forgot to mention or doesn't know. But only Samsung right now has LPDDR4X ram which uses over a lot less energy than regular LPDDR4 ram, and with no degradation in speed. That is huge savings for a battery 0.6 volts vs 1.1 volts.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So $1541.80 with a total of 52 SD 830 processors. That works out to $29.65 per chip.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Qualcomm are only significantly behind in terms of CPU They still have top notch modems, GPUs, ISPs, DSPs, memory bandwidth, ... e.g. The 820's GPU throttles less than the A9/A10's/8890's and is more efficient than the A9/8890's Very impressive considering the A10 is ~8 months newer and built on TSMC's 16FF+ process (10% better performance characteristics than Samsung's 14LPP according to a former AnandTech editer) Its just their CPUs that are holding them back

2. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Snapdragons' specs look good on paper but does not perform as well as Exynos. I'm glad I'm living in Canada, and we will likely get the Exynos version!

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Samsung's next Exynos versions are suppose to support LPDDR4X which should be good. Especially since right now only the SD 830 supports the X version of Ram.

8. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I have oneplus one and iPhone 6SP...S801 scores nearly half in single core result compared to A9. And yet, both devices run equally smooth. No signs of stutters whatsoever. Snapdragons are really good with properly optimized android os...cyanogen in case of oneplus one.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

single-core score is useless anyway :-/

13. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Absolutely right. Apple loves bragging about useless single core. They are still back in time . Even the iOs is outdated. Still relays on single core garbage.

12. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Snapdragon sucks. Always did. Poor Americans. Exynos Ftw. My last Snapdragon was the Note3. My friend had the Exynos Note3, the diffrence was noticeable.

14. dazed1

Posts: 808; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

LOL stop embarrassing yourself, QC got raped 3 years in a row.

3. 4GDataAbuser

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Snapdragons have no competition that's why they're in everything

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No stupid, it's because they are the most widely available chipsets out there, and also the most popular.

7. Gabbarx

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

Qualcomm importing it since March so nothing new....

15. TheHeisenberg

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I hope that this new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 does reduce the number of phone explosions that has happened recently. With Quick Charge 4, "5 hours of use from just 5 minutes of charging.” It is something i doubt, like how Google said at first how the Pixel could charge "7 hours in 15 minutes"

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