Two weeks ago it was premiered the new generation of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. This new platform was created by using 4 nm process technology and works on the new Armv9 architecture. The production will be handled by Samsung and will start between May and June next year.
It is expected that from May 2022, the release of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be the prerogative of TSMC. According to network sources, the processor can be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; and the likelihood that it will be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ cannot be dismissed.
The report also says that the number of chips produced by TSMC will exceed the amount that will be produced by Samsung. This may be because TSMC’s 4nm technology is more mature and offers improved energy efficiency.
As we remember the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 offers a more powerful Adreno graphics chip, 4x the processing power of the neural engine, the first 18-bit ISP with 3 modules, and support for fifth-generation networks with the ability to download data over a cellular network at speeds up to 10 Gbps.
For the first time in years, a Qualcomm chip can match the performance of an Apple product. However, we should wait until the actual Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 devices are released to see if the performance improvements are really noticeable.