What it’s essential to know
- Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is rumored to launch early this yr.
- The early launch may even see Qualcomm ditch the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC variant.
- Additionally it is anticipated to be 25% greater in efficiency and 20% greater in effectivity than the earlier SoC.
Qualcomm is understood for its incredible flagship SoCs yearly powering a number of the greatest Android smartphones. The chipset maker is understood to have a brand new flagship chip on the prime of the yr and a Plus variant with barely beefed-up efficiency traits for units within the second half of the yr. Nevertheless, this yr, Qualcomm could change up its technique.
As famous by Android Authority, a rumor now hints at Qualcomm ditching the Plus variant of its flagship SoC altogether in favor of a direct successor. This may increasingly transfer the launch of its subsequent flagship chipset to October, a month sooner than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which already launched a month sooner than its predecessor.
The rumor additionally particulars the specified options of the alleged Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, which is alleged to be 25% greater in efficiency and 20% higher in effectivity than the earlier SoC.
Additional, the SD 8 Gen 3 is codenamed “Lanai” and bears the SM8650 mannequin quantity. Additionally it is anticipated to have a 1+5+2 core configuration, which differs from the present Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s 1+4+3 configuration.
Latest Android flagship telephones just like the OnePlus 11 shipped with this yr’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, and the 8 Gen 2 is predicted to ship to extra Android telephones all through at the least the primary half of the yr.
In the meantime, for the primary time, the Galaxy S23 fashions, together with the Galaxy S23 Extremely, shipped globally with a barely tweaked “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” SoC sporting a better clock velocity for improved efficiency.
The long run fashions, in all probability the OnePlus 11T or the upcoming foldable telephones from Samsung, had been naturally anticipated to ship with a Plus variant of the Qualcomm flagship processor, given the historical past of the beforehand launched fashions. Nevertheless, Samsung might nonetheless go for the 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy when launching its upcoming foldables.
Whereas it is nonetheless only a rumor at this level, Qualcomm’s shifting schedule might be a results of the continued semiconductor scarcity and the corporate trying to streamline its merchandise. Qualcomm’s latest earnings did not precisely paint a rosy image for the corporate amid falling smartphone demand.
Nonetheless, launching a brand new successor chip so early could be an attention-grabbing transfer, and it will be laborious to think about Android units working on two totally different flagships SoCs in the identical yr.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+ each acquire new designs and greater batteries. The brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy additionally offers the telephones higher efficiency than the opposite gamers available on the market. These would be the telephones to beat in 2023.
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