The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, produced on 4 nm, was so successful in terms of performance, consumption and thermal management that even some processor and graphic clock speed increases were included in the special edition provided for the Galaxy S23 family, without foreseeable consequences. Qualcomm can happily build on such foundations, it is the development of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 IT Home and according to his information, it is doing so well that it can even be announced in October.
The sequel and the Samsung special edition can build on the excellent foundations of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 [+]
This would be useful because most smartphones traditionally sell out at the end of the year, and this is also when Apple achieves its greatest success with fresh hardware and the iPhone, to which Snapdragon is also a challenger. However, since the 8 series typically starts in November or December and only in China is there a chance to get hold of a phone equipped with such a chip by the end of the year, the Christmas tree typically receives an earlier hardware generation.
Not only the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but also a sequel to the Galaxy special edition is in the works (source: SamMobile) [+]
The early start of Gen 3 is good news, but according to the source, this does not necessarily mean a previous generation update on the part of the manufacturers, so for example the start of the Galaxy S24 may remain at the beginning of the year. The chip under development can use TSMC’s N4P node instead of a 3 nm bandwidth with a 1 + 5 + 3 processor core allocation, and the special edition developed for Samsung can count on 1930 single-threaded and 6236 multi-threaded Geekbench points. On the other hand, with the fact that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy is actually the plus Qualcomm model, and Gen 3 is already being developed, it is questionable whether there will be a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 – it is true: with the improvement of the basic hardware, it may not be necessary .