Now that the Snapdragon 820 chipset is powering all major smartphones of 2016, our attention is slowly turning towards the next generation version of the chipset, which will be most likely called as Snapdragon 828 or Snapdragon 830. Now, more details about the Snapdragon 830, 828 and 823 have surfaced online.
Since we have detailed information about the three chipsets, here’s everything summarized below.
According to today’s leak, the Snapdragon 823 will be the first one to meet us among the three chips. It will be announced in the second quarter of 2016.
Qualcomm will reportedly continue to use 14nm LPP process to manufacture Snapdragon 823. It was supposed to be called as the Snapdragon 821, but it will now be known as Snapdragon 823. There will be four Kyro 100 cores inside which are most likely clocked at faster speeds. The chip will continue to use Adreno 530 GPU, but it should feature some upgrades as well. It will come with the X12 LTE baseband with Cat. 12/ 13 LTE support. Other features mentioned in the leak include QC 3.0 support and 600Mbps maximum download speeds.
Given the timing of the announcement of the chip, this should be the one that should end up in new generation Android flagships debuting later this year. So, we will probably find it inside the Galaxy Note 6 model.
Next up is the Snapdragon 828 which will be manufactured using the next generation 10nm FF process. The chip will use Kryo 200 cores but we are not quite sure whether it will continue with the quad-core architecture. Moving on, there will be Adreno 519 GPU inside with X12 LTE and Cat. 12/ 13 LTE support. The GPU is lower than the other two chips, and even Snapdragon 820. But it will support 4K x 2K video recording at 60 fps and LPDDR4X memory.
The chip will reportedly be announced only in the fourth quarter of 2016. So, there’s still time for more details.
Coming to the flagship Snapdragon 830 chip, it will feature Kryo 200 cores and will be manufactured on the 10nm FF process. No details on the core architecture inside, but the GPU will be upgraded to Adreno 540. Also, it will feature a new baseband X16 model and will support maximum download speeds up to 980 Mbps. Other features include 4K x 2K video recording at 60 fps and LPDDR4X support.
Like the Snapdragon 828, the new Snapdragon 830 is set to be announced in the Q4 2016. So, expect flagships of 2017 to be powered by this chip.
So, that was it. The table below gives out some more details about these three chips. Check that out. Also, like always, we are not entirely sure of this leak, so better take this leaked table with a pinch of salt.