Many flagship Android phones of 2022 have been using Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets (or the Plus upgrade), and the rumor is that its successor could be out before the end of the year – bringing a significant performance upgrade along with it.
This is according to reliable tipster Digital Chat Station (via Android Central), who says that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will come with an “ultra-high frequency version” that’s capable of clock speeds of up to 3.4-3.5 GHz (compared with the 3.2 GHz we have today).
There will be bigger performance boosts in terms of the graphics capabilities however – boosts that may take graphics performance above anything that the Apple A16 Bionic chip in the new iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max can offer.
More to come in November
Considering the very high levels of performance offered by the A16 Bionic chip, the claim that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 could do even better – in certain phone tasks at least – is definitely a bold one, and one that we can’t verify right now.
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