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Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC Details Leak, Tipped to Feature Reworked CPU Clusters, Drop 32-Bit Support

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 details

Qualcomm’s next-gen SoC is expected to arrive in “late 2023”. Qualcomm is set to debut its highly anticipated Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC – codenamed Lanai or Pineapple and supports only 64-bit computing. With an improved CPU cluster layout promising enhanced thermal performance and power efficiency over previous generations, this advanced chip could be unveiled at the company’s annual Summit in Hawaii in late 2023. A Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 update may also arrive as a mid-year refresh with further optimizations if past launches are anything to go by; whether it will appear in phones this year or the next remains uncertain for now.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC Details

Qualcomm, a leading manufacturer of next-generation chipsets, is reportedly preparing to launch its latest processor model – SM8650. Codenamed Lanai (or Pineapple), this chipset will be the first from Qualcommm that boasts an innovative 2+3+2+1 configuration featuring two ARM Hayes “Silver” cores alongside three ARM Hunter Gold and Titanium clusters respectively as well as one ELP gold core. It remains unknown how these distinctions will shape up in terms of performance but speculations have emerged attributing potentially faster speeds or larger caches to them.

snapdragon 8 gen 3

ARM’s Hunter and Hunter (ELP) are remarkable, never-before-seen CPU cores. This revolutionary cluster design strays from the typical 1+4+3 layout seen in prior architecture designs – contrary to what was indicated by previous leaks of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 suggesting it would be arranged as a 1+5+2 configuration!

Wojciechowski’s research suggests that Qualcomm has crafted the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 with 64-bit computing at its core, featuring an Adreno 750 GPU powering up to a peak of 770MHz and running on Linux 6.1 for Android 14 compatibility. It is possible these specifications may be subject to change before full release, however.

With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC anticipated to hit shelves early this year, it is rumored that Qualcomm may go one step further and bypass their already promised successor, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 model. This alleged move suggests not only an impressive 25 percent increase in performance from its predecessor but also indicates a possible leap forward for mobile technology.

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