Qualcomm May Launch its Upcoming Snapdragon Flagship SoC With a Whole New Name

Let’s take a look at more details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1, aka Snapdragon 898 SoC, leaked ahead of the launch.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 898

Qualcomm has confirmed the dates for its Snapdragon Summit. The annual event from Qualcomm will be hosted on November 30. The chipmaker is expected to unveil its next Snapdragon mobile flagship processor. It was previously rumoured that the Snapdragon 888 successor will be called Snapdragon 895 or Snapdragon 898 SoC. Recent reports leaned towards the Snapdragon 898 SoC moniker. Turns out, both these names might not be opted officially and Qualcomm could instead call the chip Snapdragon 8 Gen1. Let’s take a look at more details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1, aka Snapdragon 898 SoC, leaked ahead of the launch.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 successor could be called Snapdragon 8 Gen1, according to a new leak by the tipster Ice Universe. The tipster posted the leaked moniker on Twitter. Qualcomm will unveil more details of the upcoming chip at its annual flagship event on November 30. There is no official word yet on the minutes of the event. However, much like every year, we can expect the company to launch the Snapdragon mobile flagship processor.

Some details of Snapdragon 8 Gen1, aka Snapdragon 898 have leaked in the past. It is said to offer up to 20 percent more performance boost over the Snapdragon 888 SoC. The upcoming Qualcomm chip will be based on a 4nm process. It would be interesting to see how Qualcomm manages to curb down the heat as phones powered with Snapdragon 888 SoC were plagued with thermal issues.

The Snapdragon 898 SoC will have a four-cluster core layout. It will have a prime X2 core rumoured to clock at 3.09GHz. The chip will have three performance cores, which will be clocked at a lower frequency than the prime X2 core. It will also have four efficiency cores, two of which will be high-frequency cores, whereas the other two will have lower frequencies.

Benchmark scores of the chip have also leaked. The single-core and multi-core tests of the chip leaked on Geekbench were 1,250 and 4000. The leaked numbers suggest that the upcoming Snapdragon 898 SoC, aka Snapdragon 8 Gen1, will have a significant performance jump over the predecessor. 

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