January 31, 2023

Qualcomm has officially confirmed its Snapdragon Summit 2022. It will be held on November 15 and 16 in Maui, Hawaii, as per usual. That basically means that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will become official on November 15.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will become official soon, on November 15

The company did not specifically mention the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 by name, though, of course. Qualcomm always announces its next-gen flagship SoC during the Snapdragon Summit, though, so there you go.

On top of that, we’ve seen quite a few rumors regarding that processor. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 does look really promising, based on those rumors. That SoC is said to offer the same power consumption as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (if not slightly better), while offering a considerable improvement on the performance side of things (up to 20% better performance).

These are excellent news, as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is excellent when it comes to power consumption. It trumps the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 by a lot, actually. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is also expected to bring improvements on the photography side of things, a boosted GPU, and much more.

This processor will be manufactured by TSMC

Do note that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be manufactured by TSMC, not Samsung. Those are actually good news considering that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 also got manufactured by TSMC. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, on the other hand, was the doing of Samsung.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is tipped to move to a four-cluster architecture. Its predecessors used a tri-cluster setup. This chip is said to utilize three Cortex-A510 cores running at 2.0GHz. Two Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.8GHz will also be included, allegedly. Two Cortex-A715 cores running at 2.8GHz were also mentioned. The last, but not least, will be the most powerful Cortex-X3 core clocked at 3.2GHz.

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This chip will be fueling a lot of flagship smartphones in the coming year, that’s for sure. All Galaxy S23 series smartphones are expected to utilize it. Flagships from Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Motorola, ASUS, OnePlus, and many other companies are expected to do the same.