On November 15-17, in Hawaii, USA, Qualcomm will hold the annual Snapdragon Technology Summit. As usual, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will officially debut.
In recent years, the upgrade of the Snapdragon flagship platform has been somewhat weak, coupled with the problem of power consumption and heating, many users have criticized it, but this time, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 looks promising.
According to digital insider Ice Universe, compared with Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 can improve CPU performance by 10%, energy efficiency by 15%, GPU performance by 20%, and AI performance by up to 10% and the ISP performance has also improved a lot.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will completely solve the problem of overheating
More importantly, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will completely solve the problem of heating and “hot hands”, and directly become “frozen hands”, which is quite a bit like the good performance of Snapdragon 835 back then.
The insider also previously revealed that several major mobile phone manufacturers have begun to test the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and the results are satisfactory, and the overall energy efficiency can be improved by at least 15%.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 uses Samsung’s 5nm process, which has been subject of questions. The subsequent upgraded version of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 was changed to TSMC’s 4nm, which greatly improved its performance and energy efficiency. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will continue to use TSMC’s 4nm.
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The first smartphone with the new chip
The official launch of the first flagship phone with Snapdragon 8 Gen2 will take place in November. The platform will get support from manufacturers, who also promise to introduce new products.
Almost all Chinese manufacturers have already received the new chip. The 4nm SoC will feature the brand-new “1+2+2+3” eight-core architecture. Cortex X3, which has a performance boost of 22% over Cortex X2, will take the place of the super core.
Additionally, the X70 5G modem will support download speeds of up to 10Gbps. And the chip‘s GPU will get the new Adreno 740. The score on AnTuTu will surpass 1.2 million points.
The Xiaomi 13 will be the first smartphone running on the new platform. On November 14, the smartphone should be official. However, the full presentation won’t happen right away.