Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: Qualcomm has announced that its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit will take place from October 24 to 26 this year. Notably, the event has been scheduled one month earlier than usual. Qualcomm is expected to unveil its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip at the highly anticipated summit, exhibiting the company’s most recent advancements in mobile technology.
Leaks have already surfaced regarding the forthcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, despite the fact that the manufacturer has not yet provided official information. According to rumours, the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650) SoC will feature an updated architecture, transitioning from a “1+2+2+3” configuration to a “1+5+2” setup. It is anticipated that this modification will introduce a more potent performance core with a higher frequency. In addition, the processor will reportedly be manufactured using the advanced TSMC N4P process.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: Features
According to rumours, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will feature 1 x Cortex-X4 primary core, 5 x A720 performance cores, 2 x A520 power efficiency cores, and an Adreno 750 GPU. Notably, a reputable leaker, Ice Universe, predicts that the Adreno 750 GPU will offer significant performance enhancements over its predecessor, the Adreno 740. It is also rumoured to feature a 10MB L3 cache, an increase from the 8MB L3 cache present in its predecessor.
In addition, the performance of the new processor has been disclosed. According to a Geekbench listing, the Snapdragon 8 achieved a single-core score of 2563 and a multi-core score of 7256. However, the increase in multi-core test scores in comparison to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC indicates that significant advancements are on the horizon. In contrast, the device obtained a remarkable AnTuTu score of 1,712,271, with the CPU contributing 331,292 points and the GPU contributing 853,095 points.
Which mobile devices will employ the Snapdragon 8?
Obviously, with the release date still so far away, we do not have any confirmed reports of which phones will include the Gen 3 processor, but based on past performance, we can make some confident predictions.
With the previous generation, the Vivo X90 Pro+, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, and OnePlus 11 were among the first to market. We are fairly confident that the 2024 flagships of these phones’ successors will also be scrambling to incorporate new silicon.