Windows 10 Mobile to support Snapdragon 625 and 830 SoCs
While Qualcomm has yet to officially announce the Snapdragon 830 MSM8998, the Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 has been available since February of this year. Nonetheless, the rumor mill seems fairly certain that the US chipmaker will soon announce the Snapdragon 830 SoC with Windows 10 Mobile as one of the supported pieces of software. The latest Windows 10 Mobile build directly references support for the MSM8998 and MSM8953.
Other referenced Snapdragon SoCs include the MSM8996 (Snapdragon 820), MSM8994 (Snapdragon 810), MSM8992 (Snapdragon 808), MSM8952 (Snapdragon 617), MSM8909 (Snapdragon 210) and MSM8208 (Snapdragon 208). The existing Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships are equipped with hexa-core and octa-core Snapdragon 808 and 810 SoCs, respectively, as detailed in our reviews.
The Snapdragon 830 will supposedly be manufactured in a 10 nm production process with support for up to a theoretical 8 GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 810 faced overheating and subsequent PR issues after its launch and the Snapdragon 820 successor reduced the number of cores to keep heat output in check. The manufacturer announced "Cryo" cores following the overheating and throttling reports of its Snapdragon 810 flagship.
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