The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s first 5nm chip. It is truly a flagship platform that delivers amazing performance with moderate power consumption. This is in theory. But its main problem is that it is prone to overheating. Smartphones based on Snapdragon 888 can get really hot when performing heavy tasks.
It was hoped that the criticism regarding the heat dissipation against the Snapdragon 888/888 + and the successor would not escape the attention of Qualcomm. But all the indications are that long gaming sessions in heavy games on devices with Snapdragon 898 will be fraught with crashes and a sharp drop in frame rates. And you shouldn’t count on a significant increase in energy efficiency.
So, the network insider @FrontTron reported that the Snapdragon 898 was created according to the 4LPX process technology, which in its essence is nothing more than the 5LPP technology that formed the basis of the Snapdragon 888. The 5LPP process technology, in turn, was only a variant of the 7LPP technology. This information led the insider to conclude that the Snapdragon 898 will inherit all the overheating and high power consumption problems of its predecessor. Based on this, the future of the Galaxy S22 series seems bleak to him.
But smartphone manufacturers are almost certainly well aware of the Snapdragon 898’s heating performance and will clearly attempt to offer effective cooling systems that can cool the hot temper of the new platform. Also, do not forget that the Exynos 2200 is looming on the horizon, which should be created using the latest 4LPE process technology from Samsung. It is possible that the use of a different technology will allow the new Samsung processor to stand out favorably against the competitor in terms of energy consumption and offer less heating.
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The next generation of gaming smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 platform is coming
Network sources report that several well-known brands are preparing next-generation gaming smartphones; which will be based on the future flagship Qualcomm processor – the Snapdragon 898 product.
According to the available information, the Snapdragon 898 chip will receive an eight-core architecture. It is a powerful 3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 core, three high-performance Cortex-A710 cores up to 2.5 GHz; and four energy-efficient Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.79 GHz.
The processor will include a high-performance graphics accelerator Adreno 730 and a 5G modem. The product will use a 4-nanometer technology process by Samsung.
So, the Black Shark brand, which belongs to Xiaomi, is already designing gaming smartphones of the Black Shark 5 family; which will replace the fourth-generation models. In addition to the Snapdragon 898 processor; the new products will include a display with a high refresh rate (probably 144 Hz); and a battery with support for ultra-fast recharging with a capacity of over 100 watts. Observers believe that the fast storage subsystem will be in use in the SSD + UFS 3.1 configuration.
In addition, it is said that gaming machines based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 platform are being prepared by the Nubia brand. These devices will be part of the Red Magic 7 family.