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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor could arrive faster than expected

Currently, the most powerful chipset for Android smartphones is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 developed by the American company Qualcomm. It will soon be replaced by its successor Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 which may arrive sooner than expected.

Qualcomm offers its processors to smartphone manufacturers, who integrate them into their devices. As for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series of smartphones, the South Korean brand managed to get an exclusive since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 versions powering the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are all boosted from the standard Qualcomm chipset. Like Soc Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should logically have an improved version, then called Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2. However, rumors are starting to be heard regarding Qualcomm’s next chipset. So it could be Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 but also Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 arrived earlier with new core configuration

According to a source considered reliable, it seems that the American founder Qualcomm decided to launch Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 earlier than expected. Usually, the company holds an event in December to announce its flagship next-generation chipset. However, the manufacturer could announce its next high-end processor by the end of October 2023. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will arrive with a new architecture. The Soc will use the 1 + 5 + 2 core configuration which is different from the current one (1 + 4 + 3) of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This new configuration will increase power efficiency by about 20%. An improved version of this chip can be used in many Samsung brand smartphones, such as The future Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra but also sGalaxy Z Fold6 and Galaxy Z Flip6 foldable smartphones. If indeed the new chipset has been announced earlier, it could also mean that the first devices to take advantage of it will also be presented ahead of this year’s schedule. Thus, some optimistic analysts believe that the Galaxy S24 series will be introduced at the end of 2023 rather than the beginning of the next generation.

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