Windows 10 Mobile Running With Snapdragon 830 Smartphones
Snapdragon 830 chipset hasn’t been announced yet, and the only Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that will be powered by a Snapdragon 820, referred to as the MSM8996 will be the Elite x3, which has been announced at the Mobile World Congress. This flagship is expected to be released this summer, during the same period when the Anniversary Update – or Redstone 1 will arrive.
However, Microsoft has listed Snapdragon 830 aka MSM 8998 support for the update, but no upcoming flagship powered by this chipset has been announced.
Currently, Windows 10 Mobile has support for the Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, Snapdragon 208 MSM8208, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 and the latest addition is the Snapdragon 830 MSM8998.
Other devices that run or will run on Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise and which are Wi-Fi only are powered by a Snapdragon 808 APQ8092, Snapdragon 810 APQ8094 and Snapdragon 210 APQ8009.
There will be many other chipsets that will be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, including the Snapdragon S4 SoCs, which previously weren’t allowed to get Microsoft’s latest operating system because the minimum hardware requirements included 1GB of RAM. Unfortunately, there’s still no support for chipsets made by MediaTek or any other ARM chip made by other OEMs.
There aren’t many details known about the upcoming Snapdragon 830, only that it will be built on Samsung’s new 10 nm process and will support 8GB of RAM. This new chipset will use a quad core Kryo processor implemented by Qualcomm in its Snapdragon 820, which will run at a speed of 2.6GHz, and the GPU will be upgraded FROM Adreno 530 to Adreno 630 (with a speed boost from 624MHz to 720MHz). With this new hardware configuration, smartphones will offer a better performance and will use less power.