The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 from Qualcomm was only introduced in November 2022, but work on its replacement is already well under way. The newest generation of the greatest Android phones, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, is on its way. The next Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be available in two variants, one produced using TSMC’s 4nm process and the other using TSMC’s 3nm process, according to papers that were leaked from conversations between Qualcomm and its partners in South Korea. A leaked rendering has made it clear that the processor will have two variants for laptops and smartphones that will also vary with the production process.
It is anticipated that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset for tablets and laptops will have two Cortex X4 cores, four Cortex A720 cores, and two Cortex A520 cores. The fact that the new generation SoC will be offered in two versions, each with an identical mix of CPUs but differentiating themselves by the production process—one with a 4nm process and the other with a 3nm process—In order to provide background, it is notable that Qualcomm last announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in 2022 with the same system-on-a-chips, which both had the same CPU combination.
The only variation was in the manufacturing method, as both were done at a 4nm process, but the factories they come from differ; the first was run by Samsung and the second by TSMC. The standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is produced using Samsung’s 4nm technology and has considerations for overheating and low power efficiency.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 would be the first time a flagship SoC has produced two distinct methods. It’s unclear at this moment if both processors will bear the same name and debut at the same time or whether one will be the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 3’s supposedly upgraded version. Other than 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 CPUs are anticipated to provide the newest connection features. On October 24th, during the Snapdragon Summit 2023 in Hawaii, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile chipset is scheduled to debut.
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