After it was determined last year that the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 had problems with overheating, and consequently lower performance and autonomy, Qualcomm transferred the production of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chip to TSMC and their more efficient 4nm technological process.
The result is, first of all, better energy efficiency, or better autonomy of the top phone model, which it powers. Among the best, which I have tried so far, the Galaxy Z Flip4, Zenfone 9 and Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro stand out.
Snapdragon 8 Gen2 for Qualcomm will initially be made by TSMC, and according to unofficial information, it will offer two versions. One will focus on energy efficiency, and the other will supposedly focus more on performance.
While that basic version will have a maximum processor core clock of 3.19GHz, this second stronger version will clock up to 3.4-3.5GHz.
Rumor has it that it will also surpass the new iPhone 14 Pro series with the A16 Bionic chip under the hood in terms of graphics performance.
According to information that has been released so far, the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 will have a main Cortex-X3 CPU core, two Cortex-A715 CPU cores, two Cortex-A710 CPU cores and three Cortex-A510 CPU cores. Graphics should be handled by the Adreno 740 GPU.
Samsung fans will be interested in a story that has been doing the rounds for some time. She says that the entire Galaxy S23 lineup in all markets will be powered exclusively by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chip.