Qualcomm Snapdragon chips are pretty popular in the Android market, especially its flagship processors. At the moment, the latest Snapdragon flagship chip is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which many Android flagships currently use. Currently, some upcoming flagship Android mobile phones are set to use this chip. While we are yet to fully utilize the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, there are already reports of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. This new chip still has a couple of months before it will officially arrive. However, there are clues that the performance of this chip will be amazing.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 GeekBench score
The new leak about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 comes from a leakster named Meeco. According to his leak, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC will come with a “1+5+2” three-cluster CPU design. This design will improve the power consumption of this chip by 20% and the super-large core is the Cortex X4. The engineering model of this chip is already available and its GeekBench score is online. This chip hits a single-core score of 1930 and a multi-core score of 6236.
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Looking at this score, it will be a new king in the block when it arrives. The current Apple A16 Bionic SoC scores 1877 (single core) and 5447 (multi core) on GeekBench. As for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it scores 1495 (single core) and 5007 (multi core) on GeekBench. In other words, the Snapdragon 8 Gen3 finally puts the Apple A16 under its feet.
However, there is no need for pre-mature joy from the Android camp for a couple of reasons. This is only an engineering model which means that the chip performance can go either way – up or down. Also, the official launch of this chip is still several months away. Thus, its competition has time to fine-tune their chips.
Furthermore, this exposure is just too early, so strictly speaking, the authenticity is still in doubt. As usual, the Snapdragon 8 Gen3 will be launched at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit at the end of the year.