With the release of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max, Apple just unveiled its newest silicon, and developments on the Android front are also accelerating. According to reports, Qualcomm will introduce its newest flagship processor in November, the top provider of chips for Android handsets. A recent leak says the chip will be available in an ultra-high frequency variant with a CPU clock speed of 3.4-3.5GHz before any official announcement.
The purported Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC will offer an ultra-high frequency version with a clock speed between 3.4 and 3.5GHz, according to well-known leaker Digital Chat Station in a Weibo post. For comparison, the Prime core of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 operates at 3.19 GHz.
In comparison to its predecessor, the processor’s GPU will likewise experience a significant increase. According to the leaker, the exceptional GPU performance in Android flagships will eventually match that of Apple A-series CPUs.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 might refer to the alleged ultra-high frequency model. It is anticipated to have a quad-cluster architecture of 1+2+2+3 and to be manufactured on TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing node.
The chipset may include a single Kryo Prime CPU (based on an Arm Cortex-X3), two Kryo Performance CPUs (based on an AMD A720), two Kryo Performance CPUs (based on an AMD A710-based), and three Kryo Efficiency CPUs (A510-based). Also anticipated is the Adreno 740 GPU.
The tipper also claimed that MediaTek’s next Dimensity processor will deliver yet another remarkable performance improvement, possibly bridging the gap between Dimensity and Snapdragon.