Qualcomm recently unveiled its new flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, and now OEMs are lining up to use this new CPU.
The new chip is built on a 4nm process with a different core configuration than its predecessor. The Kryo CPU on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has one ARM Cortex-X3-based main core clocked at 3.2GHz, as well as four performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz and three performance cores clocked at 2.0GHz. Compared to last year’s chipset, it’s between 200MHz and 300MHz faster. The company says that the CPU is 35% faster than the previous generation and 40% more power efficient.
Its latest Adreno GPU is said to deliver 25% more performance while providing 45% more power. It also supports hardware accelerated ray tracing for the Snapdragon platform. There’s support for faster memory technologies, including up to 16GB LP-DDR5x RAM, speeds up to 4200MHz, and new UFS 4.0 storage. So which phones will use this higher CPU?
Xiaomi series 13
Xiaomi recently confirmed that the Series 13 will be one of the first phones to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, in a post on Weibo. The company usually presents its flagship phones at the end of the year, and it is expected to hold a launch event soon.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series
Traditionally, Samsung only offered Qualcomm-equipped devices in North American markets. The rest of the regions use phones powered by the company’s Exynos processor. However, the Galaxy S23, S23, and S23 Ultra will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 when the trio launches in early 2023.
OnePlus 11 series
Although OnePlus has been criticized for the pricing of its phones in recent years, the company continues to be successful in terms of performance. OnePlus has been working with Qualcomm for a long time and is about to launch the 11 series with Snapdragon silicon again.
Oppo Find X series
Although Oppo has not explicitly confirmed which of its smartphones will launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it is very likely that we will see Find X5 Pro coming with the latest processor, but it is not clear when this device will be launched. issued.
iQOO Series 11
iQOO also confirmed on Weibo that the upcoming iQOO 11 will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In addition, the partners include companies such as Honor, ZTE, Meizu, Vivo, Sony, Redmi, ROG, SHARP, and ASUS. 2 and other processors.