Snapdragon 830 might be manufactured by Samsung Electronics

By Abhijit Dey | Updated 5 Oct 2016
Snapdragon 830 might be manufactured by Samsung Electronics
  • Just like the previous deal with Snapdragon 820, Samsung is said to be manufacturing the upcoming Snapdragon 830 chipset for Qualcomm

Samsung has reportedly signed a contract with Qualcomm to manufacture the next iteration of Snapdragon’s mobile processor. The Snapdragon 830 will be based on a 10nm fabrication technology and will also be making its way into Samsung’s next flagship in the Galaxy series,scheduled to release in 2017.

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The news broke from South Korea’s Electronic Times which came from an unnamed source, but does make complete sense given that Samsung solely manufactured the entire line of Snapdragon 820 chips based on a 14nm fabrication. As usual, Samsung will be using the Snapdragon 830 in half of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge phones while the other half will house their own Exynos chips. So, the US models will be shipping with the Snapdragon 830 while the international version will be running on the upcoming Exynos 8895.

Just like the 830, the Exynos 8895 will also be based on a 10nm fabrication technology. Qualcomm and Samsung are working together to develop a FoPLP (Fan-out Panel Level Package) technology to completely get rid of the need for a printed circuit board for both the chips. TSMC uses the Integrated Fan Out Technology on Apple’s A10 chipset. These technologies will effectively drop the production costs, also leading to more input and output ports along with thinner devices. 

Not much is known about the two chips apart from a few details. According to leaks on the Snapdragon 830, the 10nm fabrication is said to take full advantage of Qualcomm’s own Kryo custom cores in a quad-core setup clocked at 2.2GHz, immensely improving on performance and power consumption and including a massive support for up to 8GB of RAM. Whereas leaks for the Exynos 8895 suggests an impressive benchmark of hitting 4GHz on the custom Mongoose cores, while the Cortex A53 cores have touched 2.7GHz. In terms of the Exynos 8895 allegedly using the Mali G71 GPU while the 830 will be upgrading to the Adreno 540 GPU. 

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Abhijit Dey
A Star Wars fan and sci-fi enthusiast. When I'm not playing games on my PC, I usually lurk around the Internet, mostly on Reddit.
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