The first reports about the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 processor appear. If they are confirmed, we will see a revolution in the smartphone market.
In the market of new technologies, time passes at an alarming rate. It seems that Qualcomm, a renowned American manufacturer of processors for mobile devices, already plans approximate characteristics of its new fourth-generation processor. This is despite the fact that very recently, in October 2023, the company presented Snapdragon Gen 3 processors.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 on the horizon. Qualcomm is preparing a revolution?
While the third generation Snapdragon 8 is only slowly settling into the minds of fans of news 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 having access to unofficial sources in connection with Qualcomm company.
Reputable informants from Digital Chat Station wrote on the Weibo platform that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processors will no longer feature energy-saving cores, which are to be replaced by new generation cores in the future. Currently, third-series Snapdragon processors have two cores of this type (out of a total of eight), which are used to calculate the simplest and least burdensome tasks that mobile devices with the Android operating system can face.
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 reports, the new Snapdragon 8 processor model is to consist of two high-performance “Phoenix L” cores and six medium-performance “Phoenix M” cores, which in combination will ensure even greater performance of top Android smartphones.
The third generation of Snapdragon
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 series processors were manufactured in a 4nm technological process and consist of one Cortex-X4 core clocked at a maximum of 3.3 GHz, five efficient cores with a clock frequency of up to 3.2 GHz and two energy-saving cores 2 .3GHz. These last two cores, with typically energy-saving characteristics, are no longer necessary in the new generation of Qualcomm processors.