Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Confirmed: What to Expect

  • Qualcomm plans to unveil its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 flagship chipset in October.
  • The upcoming flagship chipset could support an Adreno 830 GPU.

Qualcomm is setting up the stage to unveil its next-generation flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC, in October this year at the Snapdragon Summit 2024. Don McGuire, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Qualcomm, unveiled this information during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 through a post on X (previously, Twitter).

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4: Expectations and Rumours

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 mobile platform will succeed the current flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset (also introduced in October 2023) and is said to come with several enhancements over its predecessor.

McGuire specified that the chipset would include Qualcomm’s custom Oryon CPU and hinted at improved NPU performance as part of the ongoing evolution of their NPU narrative.

An earlier leak unveiled the performance of an engineering sample of the alleged Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip. The chip purportedly ran the game Genshin Impact smoothly for 45 minutes at 1080p resolution, maintaining a stable 60fps frame rate.

Furthermore, another report suggests that the Adreno 830 GPU of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 scored 10% higher than Apple’s M2 chip in the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test. This is noteworthy, especially considering the M2 is designed for larger devices like Macs. We can expect more details on the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen series chipset to arrive given that the launch is a few months away.

Qualcomm’s Another Chipset

Before announcing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, Qualcomm is anticipated to introduce another chip in the Snapdragon 8 Gen series, which will most likely called the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3. Identified as SM8635, it is speculated to incorporate a singular Cortex-X4 core and up to 3.01GHz clock speeds, along with the Adreno 735 GPU handling graphically intensive tasks. This could be announced soon but there hasn’t been any confirmation as of now.