An insider has confirmed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ is using TSMC’s 4nm technology production. The processor includes eight cores arranged in a “1+3+4” scheme: one Cortex-X2 super-core clocked at 3.2 GHz, a trio of Cortex-A710 cores operating at a frequency of 2.75 GHz, and a quartet of Cortex-X2 cores. A510, whose peak frequency is 2.0 GHz. The graphics subsystem is the Adreno 730.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+: key details about the top-end chip
According to rumors, the performance increase of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ compared to its predecessor will be 10%; while it promises to reduce power consumption by 30% and improve energy efficiency by the same amount. In theory, there should be no problems with overheating. But it is better to wait for tests of commercial smartphones with a new chip on board to conclude whether the new processor will be a “stove” or not. The first smartphones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ will launch in June-July, and the flagship from Motorola will be the pioneer.
Qualcomm has published a teaser announcing that the presentation of new Snapdragon processors for smartphones will take place on May 20. The announcement of chips for mid-range devices and flagship devices is expected.
In particular, according to network sources, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ processor will launch. It will be an improved version of the 8 Gen 1 product; which integrates eight processing cores, including the powerful Kryo Prime core clocked at up to 3.0 GHz; the seventh generation Qualcomm AI Engine, the next-generation Adreno graphics accelerator, and the Snapdragon X65 5G modem.
So, the Motorola Edge X30 is expected to be one of the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ smartphones. Also, note that the chip will be TSMC production using 4-nanometer technology.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor may also be announced at the upcoming presentation. Its configuration, according to available information, includes four Cortex-A710 cores with a clock speed of up to 2.36 GHz; and four Cortex-A510 cores with a frequency of up to 1.8 GHz. Graphics processing will be the Adreno 662 controller.