The Snapdragon 830 should not finally see the light of day since Qualcomm has just formalized the Snapdragon 835. The next SoC of the American manufacturer will be engraved in 10 nm FinFET by Samsung, for better performance in a smaller chip.

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The Snapdragon 830 will never come out. Indeed, Qualcomm has made the choice to go directly to the Snapdragon 835 chip. With such a name, will it really be ahead of its time?

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Made with Samsung’s know-how to get an engraving in 10 nm, it should not have too many problems to convince us.

 A 10 nm engraving by Samsung

Last month, Samsung announced the start of mass production of SoC in 10nm. This is confirmed, the South Korean manufacturer and Qualcomm are working hand in hand on the manufacture of Snapdragon 835 chips.

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The next Snapdragon processor is already in production and should arrive in our pockets by the first half of the year. The year 2017. So it is not TSMC that will have won the juicy contract of making the Snapdragon 835.

Small but powerful

The Samsung FinFET 10 nm engraving would allow Qualcomm to optimize the size of the chip by 30% while improving performance by 27% and by 40% its energy consumption.

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With this Snapdragon 835, manufacturers will be able to offer phones always more powerful, but finer or with larger batteries, thanks to space gained. Unfortunately, Qualcomm did not further detail its mobile chip, either at the cores used or their frequency of operation.

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It could be an advanced version of the Kryo cores currently used on Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821.

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As for the GPU, there is no information either for the successor of the Adreno 530. We just know that the Snapdragon 835 will be compatible with the new fast charge Quick Charge 4.0.

A chip for 2017

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Qualcomm announces that the Snapdragon 835 will arrive in the first half of 2017 in commercial terminals. It is expected that the chip will be part of the future Samsung Galaxy S8 that could be unveiled in March 2017. It is also possible that Qualcomm further raises the veil on its Snapdragon 835 at the CES in January 2017.