May is in the yard and there are already many Android 2022 flagships on store shelves. If you look closely at their specifications, most of them use the current flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Reviewers and ordinary users complain about this SoC due to overheating problems. and hopefully the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will heat up less.
So, there is a hypothesis that the whole issue is the design of the chipset and its optimization by smartphone manufacturers. It is hoped that smartphone makers will pay more attention to customizing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 project, because Qualcomm does not intend to change the architecture. According to the well-known Insider Digital Chat Station, work is underway on the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. and the cores in it will be located in three clusters according to the “1 + 3 + 4” shape. They will offer a Cortex X family super-core, three high-performance cores and a quartet of energy-efficient cores.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: specifications and who will produce it
They promise a new 5G Snapdragon X70 modem with a maximum data download speed of 10 Gbps and an updated neural engine to accelerate the performance of functions enhanced by artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has received the model number SM8550 and its announcement will be made at the end of this year. The production of the chip was entrusted to the Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC and, in all probability, the processor will be rebuilt according to the standards of 4 nanometer technology.
The SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. which will appear on Samsung’s new foldable smartphones, will be delayed before it hits the market.
Initially, Qualcomm’s plan was to announce the platform in May, but now there is a delay in the dates. The source says that the final decision will be made in the second half of the year. These are very vague dates, but the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Fold4 will be released in late August or early September. so Qualcomm’s new product should be ready by then.
The change in time is due to the worsening of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in China. As a result, factories are closing and many companies’ plans are being violated. We remind you that the first smartphone with the new Qualcomm SoC should be the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. Given that the Edge 30 Pro was the first to receive the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, this seems like a good bet.