According to the oft-reliable tipster, Digital Chat Station, we’ll likely see two variants of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
The standard chipset will have clock speeds similar to the current flagship, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but a beefier version could be in the pipeline, too.
The rumoured chip is expected to have a faster clock speed in the region of 3.4-3.5 GHz, along with improvements to GPU performance.
If this year’s naming conventions are anything to go by, you might expect the new chip to be called Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2, but time will tell.
In all likelihood, the new chips will be announced at this year’s Snapdragon Summit in November.
With the 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm switched to TSMC’s 4nm process, and it heralded much better efficiency and thermal performance. It’s likely that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips will also be built upon this 4nm process.
Other rumours point to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 featuring a Cortex-X3 CPU core along with two Cortex-A715 CPU cores, two Cortex-A710 CPU cores and three Cortex-A510 CPU cores.
It’ll likely feature the Adreno 740 GPU, which might be renamed to the Adreno Gen 2.