The unreleased Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset, so to say. It appears that there are some good things coming to the Windows 10 Mobile platform, some powerful new hardware.
Microsoft’s most powerful phone right now is the Lumia 950 XL, which houses a Snapdragon 810 chip.
However, that has since been eclipsed by the HP Elite x3 that features a Snapdragon 820 CPU. But as things stand, there is more to come in the form of the upcoming Snapdragon 830 processor, which is already supported by the mobile OS.
This documentation published on MSDN shows that Windows 10 Mobile not only supports the last generation processors, but also upcoming models that offer improved performance.
The list includes MSM8994, MSM8992, MSM8952, MSM8909, MSM8208, MSM8996, MSM8953, and MSM8998, which represent Snapdragon 810, 808, 617, 210, 208, 820, 625, and 830, respectively.
At the same time, Redmond has upped the minimum system requirements for Windows 10 Mobile.
All devices must now have 1GB of RAM at least, which not only serves as the confirmation that the mobile OS will not come to devices with 512MB of RAM — which was the original plan before the rollout of the mobile operating system.
Now, the Snapdragon 830 bit is interesting here, because it might hint that this chip might be the one that powers the upcoming Surface Phone.
Sources close to the matter hint that Microsoft plans to launch three models of the phone in early 2017, and it is quite possible that one of these comes with the 830 processor.