Soon Qualcomm will enter the mass production stage for their new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as much of the information regarding the chipset is out. So, here is everything we know about the new flagship chipset by Qualcomm.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Starting this month, many flagships are due to launch with the 8+ Gen 1. Right now the Xiaomi 12 Series is official for launch. For the capabilities,
Lei Jun from Xiaomi said;
“The first generation of Snapdragon 8+ is definitely not a minor upgrade. You can wait for the devices to launch to evaluate the performance”.
Considering the above statement, it looks like the upgrade is quite significant. According to sources, The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has been tested on three machines. The power consumption and the temperatures are lower than that of the Dimensity 9000.
Now, according to Qualcomm. The chipset is an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 8 mobile platform. It gets a three-cluster architecture of a super-large Cortex-X2 core, a large A710 core, and a small-core A510. The highest frequency recorded is 3.2GHz and it uses TMSC’s nm process.
In short, it’s a significant upgrade over its predecessor. 30% more efficient, and 10% faster.
How Does It Compare With Competition
For the comparison, we have the MediaTeks’ Dimensity 9000+. The Dimensity 9000+ adopts TSMC’s 4nm process and Armv9 architecture. The octa-core CPU includes one Arm Cortex-X2 super core with the main frequency of up to 3.2GHz, three Arm Cortex-A710 large cores and four Arm Cortex-A510 energy efficiency cores. The advanced CPU architecture of the Dimensity 9000+ and the Arm Mali-G710 flagship ten-core GPU have improved the CPU performance by 5% and the GPU performance by 10% compared to the previous generation.
Leaving all the numbers, the only way to know the performance will be when the chipsets will be seen in mass-produced smartphones as all the software, as well as communication, translates to performance.
Fortunately, we wouldn’t have to wait long before both the chips hit the market. Stay tuned for more updates. Till then,