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Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 To Feature An Octa Core Kryo (II)? Processor Claim Sources

Ramish Zafar
Posted Jul 31, 2016
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As we’re about to exit March, things will start to wind up soon for 2016. The Nexus, Note 7 and the iPhone 7 are the three remaining high end launches for this year. Out of these, the Nexus should be the last one to come. It’s been a slow year for hardware upgrades overall. While Samsung once again topped benchmarks with the Exynos, 14nm has been around for quite a while. Today, we’re hearing some more alleged claims for the Snapdragon 830, which should improve things significantly.

The Snapdragon 830 To Feature Octa-Octa Core Kryo Processor; Will 2017 Finally Mark Strong Performance?

It’s been two years since a Qualcomm processor topped anything. While the Snapdragon 810 was fraught with overheating issues, the 820 simply took matters too safe. To compensate, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 821 earlier this month. Whether manufacturers adopt the processor is an entirely different matter. Its performance will indicate how well the company’s equipped for the Snapdragon 830 next year.

The Snapdragon 830 has seen a lot of information surface so far. It should be manufactured exclusively by Samsung, on 10nm. The processor should also support 8GB of LPDDRX RAM and come with a 2Kx4K display, according to an earlier leak. Today, we’re hearing some more whispering from that end. This time, it’s about the number of cores on the processor and manages to paint a very interesting picture.

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We’re now starting to hear that the Snapdragon 830 will come featuring an octa-core processor. This should effectively double performance for the processor, if other specifications stay constant. Since the 830 is expected to come with 10nm on board, today’s news is very important. An octa-core CPU should not only delegate tasks efficiently, but should also do away with overheating. When looked in tandem with earlier rumors of 8GB RAM support, the Snapdragon 830 just might be the Qualcomm processor we’re all waiting for. We’ve also seen some rather interesting Kryo related information surface earlier as well. You can take a look at it here.

There are still five months left in 2016. Therefore, your eyes should be on the Note 7, coming in just two days. The big question is about the phablet’s processor; which should give us a better indication of progression. All sorts of sources have claimed all sorts of processors for Samsung’s high end device. The majority’s rooting for the Snapdragon 820. Nevertheless, should the Note 7 feature the 820, Google’s Nexus launches could very well come with the 821. The processor is after all “10%” faster than its predecessor. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. And stay tuned for the latest.

 

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