Qualcomm upcoming processor, which is expected to be named as Snapdragon 830, seems to be ready for action as a couple of devices with the unannounced CPU has been spotted on Zauba. Note that Zauba is an Indian company that tracks devices imported or exported to or from India. Currently, Snapdragon 821 is the flagship Qualcomm chipset and comes in a few devices only which include Google Pixel smartphones.
We are already aware that the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 will support 8GB RAM and might be produced by Samsung only, in 10nm process. Further, the next version in S series i.e. Galaxy S8 is tipped to come with Snapdragon 830 for select markets like USA and China.
Snapdragon 830 comes with the name MSM8998. According to the information provided on the website, a total of 80 units were imported over the period of September 12 to October 6. The chips are said to be non-isolated rather, they are built into a test setup along with 64GB of fast UFS storage and 4GB of DDR4X RAM. The value of each chipset and prototype device shipped to India is about $1,541.80.
Other rumours suggest that the model number MSM8998 might be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip but there are no bases for these rumours, so it is still to early to predict the version number.