Samsung to build the Snapdragon 830 processor for Qualcomm
The flagship chip for 2017 will be built on the 10nm process
A recent report at ET News (via The Inquirer) claims that Qualcomm has selected Samsung as a manufacturing partner for the upcoming Snapdragon 830 flagship processor. The chip should be released sometime in the first half of 2017, built on the 10nm manufacturing process, and power the Samsung Galaxy S8 and other high-end models.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 is expected to bring further performance boost and energy efficiency compared with the current Snapdragon 820 & 821 built on the 14nm process.
Future Windows 10 Mobile devices in 2017 are also likely to use this chip, potentially boasting up to 8GB of RAM and improved Adreno 540 GPU graphics.
Currently we don’t have any information about a Lumia 950/950 XL successor by Microsoft. The company has apparently stopped manufacturing the current generation of phones, and even outsourced the Lumia support to a third-party company. Earlier reports said that Microsoft is going to release the first Surface-branded phone sometime in mid-2017 with Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 2 Update on board.