The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 by Qualcomm is expected to come soon as the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. We already know a few things about the new mobile platform, and now a new leak hints at a second variant.
A New Variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 by Qualcomm is Coming!
The purported Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform will have an “ultra high frequency” variant with a clock speed between 3.4 and 3.5 GHz, according to known leakster Digital Chat Station (via Weibo). This will be significantly faster than the 3.2GHz clock speed of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Furthermore, the GPU performance is said to improve, making it capable of “beating Apple’s original A series chipset.” The case in question appears to be the recently released A16 Bionic chipset, which claims to provide up to 40% faster performance and a 50% better GPU.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 could be the next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but this is just speculation. The upcoming chipset is expected to have a 1+2+2+3 quad-cluster architecture and to be built on TSMC’s 4Nm process technology. There could be a Kryo Prime CPU with an ARM Cortex-X3 core, four Kryo Performance CPUs with Cortex-A720 and Cortex-A710 cores, and three Kryo Efficiency CPUs with ARM Cortex-A510 cores. An Adreno 740 GPU could also be present.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is expected to be unveiled on November 14 at the Snapdragon Summit. Since the high-end Snapdragon mobile platform usually comes out in December, this will be a launch that comes earlier than expected.