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Qualcomm: Snapdragon 830 units on their way to India

The Snapdragon 830 has already arrived in India, ready to be tested.
The Snapdragon 830 has already arrived in India, ready to be tested.
Test units with Qualcomm's next generation processor MSM8998 on board have turned up on India's import/export database Zauba. Most likely, this model will be next year's Snapdragon 830 and power a lot of high-end Android phones in 2017.

A new Qualcomm processor by the model name of MSM8998 was outed a few months ago already and unless the chip-maker decides to rename it before launch, it will most likely be called the Snapdragon 830 and power a bunch of high-end phones in early 2017. Some versions of the Galaxy S8 are rumored to be among the first to be equipped with the faster and more energy efficient processor next year. Now the processor made an appearance on the well known Indian Import/Export database Zauba, that tracks shipments coming to India. Searching for MSM8998 in that database reveals a bunch of test units containing not only the processor itself but also 64 GB of fast UFS storage and 4 GB of DDR4 RAM. Most likely, they are intended to go into testing labs for further quality testing. So far Qualcomm has not confirmed the existence of the Snapdragon 830.


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Alexander Fagot, 2016-10-11 (Update: 2016-10-11)