Qualcomm could launch two models at the same time

Qualcomm will soon present its new generation of high-end chips: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This year, it would not be one, but two chips that would be offered by Qualcomm, with perhaps the same name.

Source: Qualcomm

Here is a worrying prospect for tech fans who will want to look in detail at the technical data sheets of smartphones in 2023. It may no longer be necessary to stop at the name of the chip alone to evaluate the performance of the device.

We were waiting for the presentation of the chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the month of December, but it is indeed two chips that Qualcomm should launch for the flagships of 2023.

A question of frequency

It is the Digital Chat Station account on Weibo which affirms it, relayed by the site WCcftech. It indicates that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should reach a frequency of 3.4 to 3.5 GHz for its CPU. The chip would use TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process, like the Apple 16 Bionic.

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The message on Weibo // Source: WCCFtech

But Qualcomm wouldn’t stop there. A special version of the chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 would offer an even higher frequency for even more performance.

Manufacturers could therefore announce premium versions of their smartphones with this chip. We think in particular of brands that want to put the package on the game and the power of their product. Conversely, choosing the weaker chip may be a good idea to limit costs and create more compact products.

More concretely, Samsung could take the best chip for its Galaxy S23 Ultrabut leave the other for other Galaxy S23 models.

It remains to be seen how Qualcomm would differentiate the two chips. Let’s hope for a different name so that everything is clear to the consumer.


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