Although the crisis in the semiconductor industry is starting to affect smartphones and their chipsets, the industry keeps moving on. Qualcomm will keep moving forward and will bring its Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC platform for the 2022 set of flagships. However, the first flagships sporting this platform may even appear before the end of 2021. Besides the Xiaomi Mi 12 series that is confirmed to come with the Snapdragon 898, Lenovo seems to be preparing its own flagship device to debut the new platform – The Lenovo Legion 3 Pro.
The Lenovo Legion 3 Pro is a future gaming smartphone that may be some months away from a release. However, this could not prevent the company’s General Manager in China to confirm that the device will use the Snapdragon 898 platform. More than that, the General Manager also headlined the “much-upgrade” GPU that will come with the upcoming chip.
In addition to the new cutting-edge platform, the new smartphone probably will have active cooling. The Lenovo Legion 2 Pro, or Duel 2 if you prefer, had two active fans. We believe that Lenovo will keep using this implementation, after all, it proved to be successful. Therefore, the Snapdragon 898 platform will be able to keep running at top speed. The active cooling certainly will make the device colder than any other heat dissipation system. So, it may avoid throttling and keep the new chip to perform at its best possible form.
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At this point, we can’t give official details about the Snapdragon 898. After all, Qualcomm is yet to reveal the new platform. In fact, we may even be several months away from this official unveiling. However, rumors will keep going on suggesting new things for the new system-on-chip. As per these rumors, the new SoC will be 20% faster than the Snapdragon 888. We don’t know exactly how faster it will be in comparison to the Snapdragon 888 Plus which currently sits as the company’s top offering. Interestingly, the Snapdragon 888 Plus may be tweaked further in the next year to become a Snapdragon 890, or 895, but that of course is mere speculation.
Getting back to the point, the Lenovo Legion 3 Pro may also come with other cutting-edge technologies such as the newest LPDDR5X RAM standard. The device may be released earlier in the next year and become one of the first gaming smartphones with the SD898 CPU. Of course, the Legion 3 Pro moniker will remain exclusive to China. Across global markets, it will probably carry Lenovo Legion Duel 3 moniker.