Apple took the tech world by storm with its all-new A17 Pro chipset. The new chip drops “Bionic” branding and opts for “Pro” instead. And its for a good reason; the A17 Pro is based on a 3nm process and with a powerful new GPU. That said, the Android world is also eager for a new chipset to give some competition to Apple. For that, Qualcomm is expected to launch the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 next month.
Since the A17 Pro is based on 3nm process, Android fans also wants their flagship with the latest process. Well, it seems like Qualcomm will definitely listen to the wishes but they also have their own plans.
According to a South Korean blog gamma0burst, there will be two variants of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The blog apparently has leaked email conversations between Qualcomm and their partners like Samsung.
The leaked emails gives us more in-depth information about the chipset. It states that the upcoming chipset will utilize ARM’s latest Cortex X4, Cortex A720, and Cortex A520 CPU cores for the CPU structure.
However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The hot news is the two variants of the processor. The two variants includes TSMC’s 4nm N4P node process, and also a TSMC’s 3nm N3E node process.
We might see a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Pro
This is a bit confusing why would the manufacturer launch the same chip in two process. Maybe they will launch the 3nm variant as “Pro” model to tackle A17 Pro chipset. While, the standard model will have 4nm process.
There is also a chance that the 3nm could be the one that Qualcomm will make for Samsung. For those unaware, Qualcomm launches a custom version for the flagship. This could be done so that Samsung stay on par with Apple in the “process” war.
That said, this is just a leak for now. We should wait for official confirmation before getting too excited for a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Pro.