Snapdragon 830 will be based on a 10nm manufacturing process

OEMs are still waiting for Qualcomm to start delivering the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and many are thinking of other possible options, closest of which are from MediaTek.

That said, Qualcomm still seems keen on winning back the market it has lost to MediaTek in the past year or so. By ‘market’, I mean the mid-range and high-end smartphone market which Qualcomm has had to concede to MediaTek. The latter has always maintained a firm grip on entry-level and upper-entry-level phones with its super budget offerings.

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Coming back to the Snapdragon 830, the SoC is said to have a model name of MSM8998, and is purported to have a CPU built on the 10nm manufacturing process. Now 10nm would mean a seriously high efficiency, which will eventually result in greater battery life with very less energy being dissipated in the form of heat.

The Snapdragon 830 will naturally succeed the Snapdragon 820, which runs on an 14nm process.

As for the time to market for the Snapdragon 830, it is being said that the chipset will be ready to be put into phones by the second half of 2016.

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  1. Rob
    October 14, 2015

    No chance this will be shipping that soon, no one (not even Intel) are ready to produce chips on a 10nm node before 2017 as there are many hurdles still to overcome. Personally I think they are drumming up hype since MT already leaked the X30.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      October 14, 2015

      yeah … cheap press to take the spotlight away from the ever-improving MTK !

    • VMortens
      October 14, 2015

      Exactly. Other thing is: it will be hell of expensive one and still no warranty, that it’s a cool one.

  2. vijay sud
    October 14, 2015

    First they need to get the SD 820 right n bug free and not a f.up like SD 810

  3. newphoenix
    October 14, 2015

    I didn’t see the Snapdragon 820 in action

    yet and they are talking about Snapdragon 830, will Qualcomm if SD820 is like SD810 then forget about it.

    • Aeonia
      October 14, 2015

      Same can be said about MediaTek..talking about the Helio x30 when we’ve hardly seen the x20 in action..

      • newphoenix
        October 15, 2015

        If MediaTek is unreasonable should Qualcomm be the same?

        • Young
          October 15, 2015


  4. balcobomber25
    October 14, 2015

    The 820 isn’t even in production yet, no way they will have a new flagship in 830. At best this will be available first half of 2017.