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Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 To Use FoPLP, 10nm And Make It On The Galaxy S8

Ramish Zafar
Posted Oct 5, 2016
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Now that Google has launched the Pixel and Pixel Xl, it’s time for us to focus on devices expected in 2017. A few of them have already appeared on the rumor mill. These include the iPhone 8, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and LG’s G6. Each device will feature its unique set of features, for differentiation in an increasingly monotonous smartphone world. Today, it’s the Galaxy S8’s turn, as Samsung’s next flagship smartphone sees more information pop up. Take a look below to find out more.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 Manufactured On 10nm

Qualcomm’s had an interesting year for its processors. 2016 saw the company launch two flagship chipsets, the Snapdragon 820 and the Snapdragon 821. While the former featured custom Kryo cores for the first time, the Snapdragon 821 is the first true refinement of Qualcomm’s in-house cores. Even as the 821 gets featured on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, we’re starting to see more information surface about its successor, the Snapdragon 830.

Korean media has more news about the processor today. According to ETnews, Samsung’s finalized Qualcomm’s orders for the Snapdragon 830. Just as the rumor mill predicted earlier, the processor will be manufactured on next-gen 10nm node. It’ll also eliminate printed circuit boards from package substrate, in a process dubbed as FoPLP or Fan Out Panel Level Package. Qualcomm’s been facing a lot of heat recently. The company’s Snapdragon 810 became notorious for its throttling problems.

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Ties between the two companies for Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship lineup will also continue. It’s also being speculated that around half of the Galaxy S8 devices will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830. Keep in mind that we’ve also heard quite a lot about Samsung’s in-house processor, the Exynos 8895. It’ll also be manufactured on the 10nm node and will deliver at impressive frequencies. In fact, sources also speculate that the 8895 will reach frequencies of up to 3.0GHz.

Patterns in the mobile world have started to shift as we head towards 2017. Device manufacturers have started to rely on their in-house processors and components. This has led to the decreasing relevance of manufacturers like Qualcomm. In fact, only a handful of flagship devices feature the Snapdragon lineup. The US chip maker saw a substantial decrease in revenue last year, when Samsung chose to forego the Snapdragon 810 for the Galaxy S6. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

 

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