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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Qualcomm wants powerful chip with lower battery consumption

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Qualcomm would be interested in bringing more energy efficiency and lower consumption to its next high-performance processor. If the goal is achieved, the future Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, responsible for equipping powerful mobiles for next year like the Galaxy S23, Xiaomi 13 and others, should be a great ally for batteries.

Details shared by industry insider points out that “next year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is very promising”. Sources have claimed that the CPU design team is being replaced by the team that designed the Snapdragon 835 to pay more attention to power consumption than performance.

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Thanks to the eccentric processing power of the latest high-performance chips, Qualcomm is able to redeploy its engineers to develop techniques that aim to reduce the high power consumption of these processors, a complex job, but not impossible.

More recent leaks point out that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 designed by Qualcomm will be manufactured again by TSMC (a company also responsible for manufacturing Apple chips). The choice came after the disastrous launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 manufactured by Samsung with high power consumption.

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For the future chipset, Qualcomm is expected to adopt a unique four-group format (clusters) of cores in 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 configuration, different from the more traditional arrangement of three groups in 1 + 3 + 4 (or even 2 + 2 + 4 in other chips, such as Google’s Tensor).

The processor should also debut the 4 nanometer lithography, another important factor for the improvement in battery life, as the new TSMC process will maintain high performance with lower consumption.

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Summit 2022 is coming soon and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be announced at the event (Image: Handout/Qualcomm)

Qualcomm has already confirmed that it will hold its Summit 2022 event between the 15th and 17th of November, and such a presentation will be the stage for the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform and other processors for PCs and wearables.

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Among the largest smartphone manufacturers confirmed to use the 8 Gen 2 in their future smartphones is Samsung, since Qualcomm itself revealed at the end of July that the Galaxy S23 line will only have a Snapdragon version.

Source: ArsenRiver (in Chinese)

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