Second tipster posts rumored specs for the chipset that will power the Galaxy S24 Ultra
When it comes to smartphone hardware, Qualcomm is the undisputed king. The company’s Snapdragon line of chipsets powering the majority of Android devices on the market today, and their new Snapdragon 888 is set to power some of the most premium devices in 2021.
However, it looks like Qualcomm isn’t content to rest on their laurels, as a new leak has surfaced detailing the company’s next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. This new chip is said to offer a number of improvements over the current 888, including a more powerful CPU and GPU, support for UFS 4.1 storage, and more.
The biggest change with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is its CPU configuration. Where the 888 features a 1+3+4 core layout, the 8 Gen 3 is said to feature a 1+5+2 layout. This means that there will be one high-performance core, five mid-range cores, and two low-power cores.
This new core configuration should result in better overall performance, as the high-performance and mid-range cores will be able to do more work before the low-power cores need to take over.
In addition to the new CPU configuration, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is also said to feature a more powerful GPU. The current 888 features the Adreno 660, but the 8 Gen 3 is said to feature the Adreno 680. This should result in a noticeable increase in graphics performance.
Another big change with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is support for UFS 4.1 storage. This is the latest standard of flash storage, and it offers a number of improvements over the current UFS 3.1 standard.
The biggest benefit of UFS 4.1 is its speed. UFS 4.1 storage is able to reach speeds of up to 2.7GB/s, which is nearly twice as fast as UFS 3.1. This will result in faster app launch times, shorter loading times for games, and overall snappier performance.
Qualcomm is also said to be working on a new WiFi standard for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The current 888 uses the 802.11ac standard, but the 8 Gen 3 is said to use the 802.11ax standard.
802.11ax is the latest WiFi standard, and it offers a number of benefits over 802.11ac. The biggest benefit is increased speed, as 802.11ax is capable of reaching speeds of up to 10Gbps.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is said to be launching in the second half of 2021, so we’ll likely see it powering flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S24 and LG G9 in the second half of next year.