The first reports of the fourth generation Snapdragon 8 processor are appearing. If they are confirmed, we will see a revolution in the smartphone market.
In the market for new technologies, time flies at an alarming speed. It seems that Qualcomm, a well-known American manufacturer of processors for mobile devices, is already planning the approximate characteristics of its new fourth generation processor. This is despite the fact that most recently, in October 2023, the company introduced Snapdragon Gen 3 processors.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is on the horizon. Is Qualcomm preparing a revolution?
While the third-generation Snapdragon 8 is only slowly settling into the consciousness of news lovers from the new technology market, the first reports about its successor can already be found on the Internet, all thanks to potentially reliable leaks from people with access to unofficial sources. in connection with Qualcomm.
Reputable tipsters from Digital Chat Station wrote on Weibo that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processors will no longer have power-saving cores, which should be replaced by new generation cores in the future. Currently, Snapdragon 3 series processors have two cores of this type (out of eight), which are used to calculate the simplest and least burdensome tasks that Android mobile devices may encounter.
In the next, fourth incarnation of the popular processor, Qualcomm reportedly intends to abandon the implementation of this type of energy-saving cores and replace them with some new technology. According to unofficial data, the new Snapdragon 8 processor model will consist of two high-performance “Phoenix L” cores and six mid-range “Phoenix M” cores, which together will provide even greater performance for top Android smartphones.
Third generation Snapdragon
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 series processors are manufactured using a 4nm process technology and consist of one Cortex-X4 core with a maximum clock speed of 3.3 GHz, five efficiency cores with clock speeds up to 3.2 GHz, and two energy-efficient cores2. 0.3 GHz. These last two cores, which have typically power-efficient characteristics, are no longer needed in the new generation of Qualcomm processors.
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