For a few years, Apple has always dominated the smartphone market when it comes to the raw power delivered by its homemade chips, but that could soon change with the Galaxy S24.
While we had already seen a supposed Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 benchmark showing the chip doing better than an Apple A16 on Geekbench, we now know a little more about its configurationwhich also promises the smartphone to do better than the iPhone 14 Pro.
On Twitter, a user named Revegnus claims to be able to deliver crisp information about the next Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Qualcomm had already upset the historical configuration of its chips with its recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which can be found in the Galaxy S23, and it could be the same on the next generation.
What configuration for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3?
According to the leaker, the Snapdraon 8 Gen 3 will once again drop another efficient core, to bet on a 1+5+2 configuration. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 would now havea Cortex-X4 core clocked at 3.2 GHzAnd probably up to 3.75 GHz for the “For Galaxy” version exclusive to Samsung. In comparison, the Cortex-X2 of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 only reaches 3.36 GHz on Korean smartphones.
His five new Cortex-A720 cores will be clocked at 3.0 GHz and its other two Cortex-A520 cores at 2.0 GHz. This is also a new generation of efficient cores, and we can therefore expect improvements in the autonomy of the devices.
Also note that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 would be compatible with the memory of UFS 4.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM at 7,500 MT/s. We would also find a Adreno 750 GPU and one Qualcomm X75 5G modem. The leak mostly insists that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be made on TSMC’s N4P nodemaking it the third generation to use 4 nm engraving.
However, we know that the next A17 chips from Apple will most likely be engraved in 3 nm, TSMC having already started production of the first copies based on this technology. Android smartphones could therefore still be delayed by the end of the year, when the future iPhone 15 Pro is released.
Snapdragon 8gen3 rumors
a Cortex-X4 mega-core 3.75GHz
five Cortex-A720 large core 3.0GHz two Cortex-A520 small core 2.0GHz than Snapdragon 8gen2 more than one performance core, less than the energy efficiency core. The GPU is Adreno750. pic.twitter.com/MTGOtnL46E
—Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) March 9, 2023