The next round of flagship phones will likely be powered by a new chip, and that chip is shaping up to be one well worth getting excited about.
That new chip is of course the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 from Qualcomm, with the silicon set to replace the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that powers flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup. Now, new details show the upcoming chip's expected performance when compared to the old one, and it makes for good reading.
The information comes via Twitter leaker Revegnus, with the stats suggesting that there will be up to a 30% speed improvement depending on the type of thing you're doing.
For example, the leak says that single-core performance will increase by 13% while the multi-core performance will jump by 20% compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. If all of that is accurate we can expect the new chip to be a notable upgrade over the previous chip.
This is despite a report by the same leaker who said that the chip won't be quite as fast as was previously planned. According to Revegnus, some Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 cores were supposed to run at 3.4GHz, but that was later reduced to just 3.18GHz during the production of the chips.
As for when we can expect the chip to start to arrive in phones, that's a possibility towards the end of 2022. We can expect it to be a chip that will power some of the biggest phones into 2023 as well, and it'll be interesting to see if Samsung uses special versions of the chip that are unique to its devices as was the case with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and the Galaxy S23 lineup.