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Analyst Says Snapdragon 830 Will Support Up To 8GB Of RAM

December 1, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Many smartphone manufacturers are waiting for Qualcomm to release their Snapdragon 820 processor. This 64-bit quad-core SoC has been announced already, but it’s still not available to manufacturers which are eagerly waiting for Qualcomm to ship it out. Qualcomm is the best known mobile SoC manufacturer at the moment, and they really want to improve their image after heating issues the Snapdragon 810 had (current-gen flagship SoC). As we’re waiting for the Snapdragon 820 to get released, some Snapdragon 830 information leaked, let’s see what’s it about.

This info comes from a well-known Chinese analysts, Pan Jiutang, who says that the Snapdragon 830 will actually be capable of handling 8GB of RAM on the inside. He has also said that the Snapdragon 830 SoC is codenamed ‘msm 8998’ internally. Now, many of you might argue that having more than 3 or 4GB of RAM might be pointless, but who knows what will happen in a year or so, having options is always a good thing. As you all know, having extra RAM is quite helpful when it comes to multitasking, though having that much RAM really doesn’t make any sense at this very moment.

Anyhow, previous rumors suggested that the Snapdragon 830 will be built using a 10nm manufacturing process, and not the 14nm one used while manufacturing the Snapdragon 820 processor. It remains to be seen how accurate these rumors are, but keep in mind that it might take a while before we hear anything official regarding the Snapdragon 830. Qualcomm tends to announce their upcoming SoC almost a year before it launches, but they don’t exactly release any details regarding it that early, so… it will take a while.

While we wait for additional Snapdragon 830 info, it will surely going to be interesting to see how many OEMs actually decided to use the Snapdragon 820. This SoC will have tons of competition out there considering the fact Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC will launch soon as well, and same can be said about MediaTek’s Helio X20 SoC. Huawei is also worth mentioning here considering the company has already released the Kirin 950 processor which they used in the upcoming Mate 8 phablet, and judging by benchmarks, Kirin 950 is quite powerful.