Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor still on track for H2 2017 release

Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor still on track for H2 2017 release
Samsung and Qualcomm have recently announced the upcoming availability of the Snapdragon 835 processor. Sadly, not many details about the chipset's hardware configuration have been unveiled yet, though Qualcomm promised that more information will be available in the coming weeks.

One thing that we do know for sure is that the Snapdragon 835 is the result of the collaboration between Samsung and Qualcomm. The chipset is made using the South Korean's 10nm FinFET process and it should be commercially available starting Q1 2017.

One of the first smartphones to pack the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor could be Samsung's Galaxy S8, though the information hasn't been confirmed yet.

Despite the fact that many of the rumors concerning Qualcomm's next-generation processor mention the Snapdragon 830, not the 835 model, the former hasn't been confirmed yet.

However, a new rumor coming straight out from China claims the Snapdragon 830 processor is still planned for release in the second half of 2017.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 is rumored to features either six or eight Kryo 200 cores and it will be manufactured using the same 10nm FinFTE process. Also, the chipset will embed the Adreno 519 graphics processing unit and it will feature Cat.12 baseband support.

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source: Weibo (translated) via WCCFTech

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17 Comments

1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

What will increasing the amount of cores accomplish besides more power drain?

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Short optimistic answer: Everything... Super pessimistic answer: Nothing at all.... #vagueisthenewblack

8. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I thought more cores is more power reserving.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

More cores = A. more efficient (if done well) e.g. A10, 8890, 820, 960, 652, ... or B. less efficient (if done poorly) e.g. 810, 808, X10, ...

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

You do know the biggest problem with SD808/810 was the 20nm node, right?

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Not only, the set up for SD808/810 used an old ARM interconnect between the clusters, making it drawing more power than it should, in particular in the memory part. So vincelongman is partially right.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

There was several reasons But in the end, its all on Qualcomm They found problems in testing, made the multiple revisions, but falied to fully fix the problems And still decided to release the v2.0 and v2.1 revisions of the 810 We dont blame Foxcom for Apple's decisons in the iPhone Or HTC for Googles decisons in the Pixel Or TSMC for Apple's/Nvidia's decisons in their SoCs Nvidia's Tegra X1 didn't have overheating issues in the Pixel C Despite also having A57s, a far more powerful GPU and also being built on TSMC's 20HPm process

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Depending on the design. Well, by your logic we should never have gotten multi core CPUs, ever, right?

12. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

More cores save power, not drain it. Clocking a processor to twice the frequency will increase the power consumption to upto 8 times or more. Meanwhile, doubling the cores will only consume twice the power. There is a reason multi-core processors exist.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So it has weaker graphics than the S820/821

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I thought it was the Adreno 540 on the graphics front?

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Double comment.

6. MrAnonymous

Posts: 94; Member since: May 25, 2014

S820 has adreno 530 and s830 has adreno 519?? Come on phonearena.. Use some common sense :/ also i dont think theres a adreno gpu with name x19!(i may be wrong)

7. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

I think we should all push for Intel to make an i8 mobile. Mainly for Windows 10 devices. Follow my Twitter account @DGxumbreo7 for more details

10. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Shouldnt the 830 be released before the 835??how will the 835 be available on the 1st half and the 830 until the second half of 2017?

13. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

That's exactly my thought. Like there is something really wrong here. Normally they release the 8x0 version followed by 8x5( snapdragon 805) or 8x1 like the snapdragon 821. This time it is so confusing and stupid imo

17. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

What am i reading now? Adreno 519? A downgrade on sd 835? PA im sure you havent got your facts right! We are talking about a flagship SoC for God's sake!

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