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The hype around Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor was huge with reports of over-heating becoming a topic of discussion at one point of time. It was finally introduced in LeEco Le Max Pro earlier this year before seeing it in other flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5, LG G5 and HTC 10. Now, it has emerged that Qualcomm is planning to come up with a new processor, Snapdragon 830.

At the moment, Qualcomm's upgraded Snapdragon 823 (also known as Snapdragon 821) processor is reportedly set to be introduced in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to be unveiled on Aug. 3.

According to a leak by a Weibo user from China (via AndroidHeadline), the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chip will be based on 10nm process and come with Kyro 200 core design, Adreno 540 GPU, X16 modem with download speeds of up to 980 Mbps, and LPDDR4X memory that can support 4K x 2K video recording. 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor on the other hand is based on 14nm process and comes with Kyro design, Adreno 530 GPU and X12 LTE modem support.

It may be mentioned that Samsung has launched 10 nanometer 6GB LPDDR4 DRAM in China, and it is said to be much more efficient than other 6GB RAM seen in a few mobile phones today as it is manufactured on a small lithography. So, Qualcomm planning to make Snapdragon 830 based on 10nm process sounds logical.

It is not known when exactly the new chip will be released but reports have claimed that it will come early next year, perhaps along with Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8.