Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 apparently confirmed by Microsoft

Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 SoC confirmed by Microsoft
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The upcoming chip also known as MSM8998 has been spotted on a Microsoft support page, although Qualcomm still has to announce it.
Codrut Nistor,

Now that the first handsets with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 under the hood are already shipping, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is not longer the fastest mobile processor in the wild. However, it seems that Qualcomm's next-gen flagship SoC is closed than expected. A Qualcomm chip codenamed MSM8998 has just been spotted on an official support page.

While Microsoft did not confirm the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 name, the MSM8998 processor appears on as a chip compatible with Windows 10 Mobile. Qualcomm's previous flagship chips are the notorious Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992), Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994), and Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996). If the chip maker continues to follow this trend, its next top-of-the-line mobile processor is the MSM8998. Unfortunately, they still have to confirm the commercial name.

The interesting part of the story is that previous rumors mentioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 would launch in 2017, offering support for up to 8 GB RAM and using the 10 nm manufacturing technology. We will get back to the MSM8998 as soon as we hear anything new, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-18 (Update: 2016-04-18)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.