The features of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 are starting to become clearer

Qualcomm's next flagship chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, continues to emerge with new leaks every day.

The features of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 are starting to become clearer

The upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset from Qualcomm is creating a stir in the tech community, promising an impressive performance leap while preserving its efficiency, building on the reputation of its successful predecessor.

A key feature of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, as shared by the well-known leaker Ice Universe, is a shift from the 1+2+2+3 core configuration of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to a 1+5+2 core configuration. This change indicates the potential for stronger performance cores and possibly higher frequencies. However, the exact specifications concerning CPU cores and frequencies remain a mystery for now.

In addition to the revised core configuration, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is said to house an Adreno 750 GPU, expected to bring a substantial performance boost. The chipset is also rumored to feature a 10MB L3 cache, an improvement on the 8MB L3 cache found in the prior model. Importantly, Qualcomm is focused on maintaining the energy efficiency that marked the preceding generation as a standout SoC.

The debut of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is expected later this year, with OnePlus reportedly testing a device equipped with this powerful chipset. Moreover, there are whispers that Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra may integrate the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 across all regions. However, official details are sparse as Qualcomm is set to announce the new chipset in the upcoming months.

The launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is poised to pose a significant challenge for Samsung's Exynos 2400, which aims to dethrone Qualcomm's stronghold in the chipset market. The performance of the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and the previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has set a high bar for Samsung. Also, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300, rumored to include two Cortex-X4 prime cores, is expected to heat up the competition even further.