Apple recently introduced its latest silicon with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max, and things are picking up the pace on the Android side too. Qualcomm, the leading chip supplier for Android smartphones, is reported to launch its latest flagship processor, which may be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, in November. Ahead of any official announcement, a new leak suggests the chip will come in an ultra-high frequency version with a CPU clock speed of 3.4-3.5GHz.
Popular leakster Digital Chat Station has revealed in a Weibo post that the alleged Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC will have an ultra-high frequency variant with a clock speed between 3.4 and 3.5GHz. For reference, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1’s Prime core runs at 3.19 GHz.
The GPU of the processor will also see a significant improvement, compared to its predecessor. The extreme GPU performance in Android flagships will finally be on par with the performance of Apple A-series chips, claimed the leaker.
The purported ultra-high frequency variant could be called the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2. It is expected to follow a 1+2+2+3 quad-cluster architecture and will likely be fabbed on TSMC’s 4nm process node.
The chipset could feature 1 x Kryo Prime CPU (Arm Cortex-X3-based), 2 x Kryo Performance CPUs (A720-based), 2 x Kryo Performance CPUs (A710-based), and 3x Kryo Efficiency CPUs (A510-based). It is also expected to sport Adreno 740 GPU.
Furthermore, the tipster suggested that the next chip from MediaTek’s Dimensity series would offer another impressive performance leap, potentially closing the gap between Dimensity and Snapdragon.