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The Snapdragon 830 Isn’t Dead; Processor To Launch 2H 2017 With Kryo 200, Cat 12 LTE & More

Ramish Zafar
Posted Nov 23, 2016
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Qualcomm’s made a lot of news lately. The US chip giant has been eager than usual to show off its upcoming processors. It announced the Snapdragon 835 a while back, with the processor set to make its appearance in 2017’s flagship smartphones. Aside from the title, and a couple of features, little details were revealed for the Snapdragon 835. The processor had seen little mention on the rumor mill as well, as details about the Snapdragon 830 had been more abundant. Today, the processor makes yet another appearance. Take a look below to find out more.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 Rumored To Launch In H2 2017 With Kryo 200 Cores

What’s given is that Qualcomm’s going to upgrade its Kryo cores on the Snapdragon lineup next year. The company’s had a moderate success with the upgraded components of its processor lineup. The failure of the Snapdragon 810 to withstand heating resulted in a massive controversy for the processor. Nearly every smartphone manufacturer that used the processor on its device had to take rectification measures for subsequent problems.

With the Snapdragon 820, throttling became an event of the past. Qualcomm’s flagship for the first half of this year performed modestly, coming second to Samsung’s Exynos 8890 in multi core scores. The surprise launch of 2016 was the Snapdragon 821, which resulted in an overclocked Snapdragon 820 making it to the market in August. Looks like Qualcomm will follow a similar approach next year, as we’ve got some specifications for the Snapdragon 830 today.

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Some information regarding the processor has made it out of China’s social network, Weibo. According to this, the Snapdragon 830 isn’t a figment of the rumor mill and will be launched in H2 2017 by Qualcomm. As far as specifications go, the processor will either six or eight Kryo 200 cores. It will also feature the Adreno 519 as its GPU and will be manufactured on the 10nm manufacturing process. Cat. 12 Baseband support will also make it on board the processor.

Qualcomm’s strategy of launching two flagship Snapdragon processors looks to continue in the future. This year’s move was rather strange, with the higher performing Snapdragon 821 getting to see only five months in the market. For 2017, things will regress to the new norm for the company. 10nm’s advent is cause for celebration all around and we can’t wait for gadgets to start rolling out. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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