The upcoming Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 won’t be much different than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it seems. A well-known tipster has offered more insight into Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship-grade processor.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 won’t be much different than its predecessor
This information comes from Digital Chat Station, as he shared the info via Weibo. He says that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 will basically just be an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
He also notes that the chip will be considerably more expensive, though. That could result in price increases for the phones that will utilize it. The chip is already being tested by a number of Chinese smartphone OEMs, including Xiaomi, OPPO, Meizu, and iQOO.
The iQOO 11s could be the first phone to feature the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2. That smartphone is expected to arrive in the third quarter of this year. The Redmi K60 Ua is also rumored to include the chip.
It will just be an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Considering that the tipster says this will just be an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, we presume that nothing else will be changed. If that’s the case, it may not be worth getting for many OEMs, considering the price.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is an outstanding SoC, with great power consumption, and it also doesn’t heat all that much compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. A higher clock speed is probably not enough to justify a major price increase.
We’ll, of course, have to wait for the chip to actually launch in order to be sure. It does seem to be on the way, though, despite the fact rumors claimed otherwise until recently. Qualcomm wants to continue its tradition of releasing two flagship-grade processors every year.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 is expected to arrive in the near future, as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is expected to launch towards the end of the year.
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