Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G coming soon – report
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is currently the company’s most powerful flagship processor. The processor is expected to power almost all the major Android flagship phones of 2022’s flagship. However it’ll have tough competition this year with Apple, Samsung, and Google all manufacturing their own chipsets, and MediaTek is now also giving a head-to-head fight with its own silicon.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was announced in November 2021, and it’s already started appearing in phones. A Weibo post from a Chinese blogger reveals that the shipment of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G SoC is also coming soon.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G SoC will be a high-end processor with specifications similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G except the 5G modem. It should have one Prime Core based on ARM Cortex-X2 clocked at up to 3 GHz and three performance cores based on the Cortex-A710 clocked at up to 2.5 GHz.
Moreover, it is expected to feature four energy-saving cores that are based on ARM Cortex-A510 architecture and clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. All the cores will have access to the shared 6 MB level 3 cache. According to Qualcomm, the CPU part gains 20% performance and 30% power savings over the Snapdragon 888 (Plus).
The processor has an integrated Adreno 730 that offers a 30% extra graphics boost as compared to the previous Adreno 660.
With all the smartphones brands flocking towards the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G SoC, there’s only one brand that is likely to use this 4G SoC, and that’s Huawei. In fact, it is rumored that the Huawei Mate 50 / Pro series will come out with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G SoC.